Hard to describe this beautiful Italian made designer black and beige vintage linen loose fit shift dress; Its very good linen, not the light stuff. The dress is vertical black and light beige stripes with large horizonal striped patch pockets nd cap sleeves. The back is amazing; a low back with a cross strap and two rows of black buttons. So easy and comfortable to wear its quite unbelievable. Unlabeled quality that I bought in a boutique in Rome. Everything I have listed are my own clothes, none have been purchased for resale. I am not a vintage clothing or fabric expert. Great selection of Vintage Clothes and some beautiful Mid Century Jewelry or Vintage Mexican Jewelry
CONDITION: Great lightly worn (once or twice) without damage, stains or order. The beige is a little darker than the photos. Colors may also vary based on your computer backlighting, calibration and ambient light. As with all used items, please expect the normal wear that is the hallmark and authentication or preowned vintage and antique clothing
SIZES APPROX: sleeve to sleeve 22 inches, underarm to underarm 20 inches, 39 inches long in the front and slightly longer in the back at 41 inches. The cap sleeve underarm opening is 8 1/2 inches.
PLEASE NOTE: Bust waist hip measurements are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item and will be form fitting. Can't go up in size but if you're somewhat smaller garments would have a comfortable fit. Hope this makes sense. Vintage label sizes will generally differ from modern sizing.
Andrea, your store is a wonderful treasure trove and your knowledge and class are of a scholarly collector.
I am a university research professor with an eye for detail. I have never seen any vendor with your level of exquisite scholarship. Just like your fine objets d'art, your descriptions are crafted with masterful finesse; it is such a pleasure reading them and it is also a great learning experience. Thanks again! Patrick
Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
All pieces are one of a kind handpicked by yours truly over 40 years to add texture, style and story to your authentic style.
My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.