Sunday, May 17, 2009

Vintage Dresses - New This Week at Couture Allure

Back from vacation and a buying trip, we've got tons of vintage dresses coming your way starting with these beauties, new this week at Couture Allure:

I blogged about polka dots a couple of weeks ago, and the love for this pattern was very evident. On my buying trip, I sought out polka dots for you, and this is my personal favorite - a 1950's shirtwaist styled full skirt dress with random dots in black and brown.

Who doesn't love pink? Who doesn't love cherries? The two are combined in this 1950's full skirted cotton dress by Posh.

The original labels are gone from this 1950's party dress, but everything about it says Paris to me. Black silk organza layered over taffeta with a bell shaped skirt, ruching, and big bows. Oh la la!

This 1960's Pat Sandler evening gown is just stunning with its Creamsicle orange silk chiffon, beaded Cleopatra color, and yards and yards of floating overlay. The original owner of this gown was short - probably no more than 5' - so if you're petite, this is the gown for you!

When I came across this 1940's African print dress, I fully expected to find a label from Tina Leser or Carolyn Schnurer, both of whom used ethnic fabrics as their design inspiration. Alas, the original labels have been removed from this dress too.

This 1960's silk dress does have the label - its by Teal Traina. Don't you love the black and white Mod graphic print?