Fintage Fashion Show: Burgundy 1930s evening gown

The darkness of winter has once again resulted in lack of inspiration when it comes to style, and this inevitably led to a quiet patch in my outfit posts. But I do have some newly made/purchased ensembles and lots of old rags still to share with you lovelies.

Yet another evening gown, my apologies. But I have some cool new photos I could not wait to post. The first two images are again by brilliant Atelieri O. Haapala and the next five by my talented friend Anna Smolina. In the last image you can see just how pretty the cut of the bodice is. It looks identical from the back but the neckline is a little bit lower, looks nice when worn with a dress clip.

I bought this gown at a vintage fair in London last spring. It is one of those dresses that are so easy and comfortable to wear, and since the material is very solid and forgiving, it is the perfect choice when travelling or for those wild nights out. The dress is cut on the bias and for the sleeves they used the reverse side of the fabric – looks very subtle but makes all the difference. That huge flower was attached to the bodice (right in the center at the neckline) and to me it didn’t really compliment the elegance of the dress. I don’t know whether it is original to the dress, but the silk is shredding quite a bit so it seems to be rather old. It makes a great fascinator though.

Oh and hey, my interview was featured in the latest Art Deco themed issue of Glory Days – a fantastic vintage magazine from New Zealand, so please have a look. xx

Marianne

A young lady from Tampere, Finland, with a passion for the old days. I have always been an aesthete, which eventually got me into vintage. I wear vintage daily and my pet period is the 1930’s. As certain vintage items are difficult to find I also often make my own clothes drawing inspiration from old magazines and photos. I have a soft spot for old shoes and aspire to surround myself with pretty vintage heels.

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