New at Couture Allure - Vintage 1930s Clothing

I recently was lucky enough to purchase some wonderful 20s, 30s and 40s clothing from an estate that had been closed up for years.  The woman who owned these clothes had great taste and money to spend during the Depression era, a time when most women in this country did not have the ability to purchase expensive clothing.  Several of those pieces are now available at Couture Allure, with more coming in the next few weeks.  Be sure to check our What's New pages to see all the latest listings!

1930s black silk velvet with red rayon crepe dress and jacket ensemble

1929-30 silk velvet suit in this season's hottest color!

1930s sheer black chiffon evening gown

1930s black wool coat with fox fur collar

1930s green wool suit with sheared beaver fur

Vintage Party Dresses - 1966

The year? 1966. The look? Sparkle, shimmer and shine with sequins, beads, metallic fabrics or a combination of any or all. Or jazz it up with fur and feathers. The occasion? Party time!

John Bates dress in white devore silk velvet over pink taffeta lining with a white rabbit fur hem.

Anne Fogarty dress  with a flirty, flared hem and covered in silver paillette sequins.

Geoffrey Beene dress in white devore velvet trimmed in white ostrich feathers at cuff and hem.

Malcolm Starr dress in black lace covered in silver cording, beads and paillettes.

To wear over any or all of the dresses shown here, a pink and red metallic brocade evening coat trimmed in touches of mink.  This coat by Leslie Morris for Bergdorf Goodman was custom made to order only. 

Hats are Hot for Fall

Thanks to Nancy over a Beladora for pointing out that two of the vintage hats I listed last week look very similar to styles shown on the runway at Louis Vuitton for Fall 2012.  The difference?  Besides the price and the fact that mine won't overpower your head, Vuitton is not actually selling those hats on their website right now.  I don't know if they're in stores, but I kind of doubt it.

Louis Vuitton, Fall 2012 runway

1950s hat at Couture Allure for $45

Louis Vuitton, Fall 2012 runway

1950s vintage hat at Couture Allure for $45
If neither of these hats appeals to you, we've got 25 vintage hats for sale right now at the website.  Come find your favorite!

Chanel Couture, 1932

Chanel worked a lot with velvet for her Fall, 1932 couture line.  Here are just a few examples.  Which is your favorite?

Above: Bias cut red velvet evening gown with matching gloves and scarf.

 Cherry red velvet evening coat trimmed in black fox fur.

 Ribbed red velvet coat lined in printed jersey.  Same jersey used for the dress.

 Black velvet evening gown adorned with black tulle.

Plaid velvet bias cut suit, trimmed in fur.

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