Wednesday, June 22

1920s beaded dress






It isn't often I mend, soak, rinse, dry & wear a dress all in the same day. But yesterday, when this dress 1920s silk beaded dress arrived I just couldn't wait to "deal with it". I mended some of the beading, then it straight to the soak for a long while, then laid dry before hanging dry and since it was extra hot outside the drying time was minimal so it was ready to put on in just about one hour.

Now, I do realize that this style of dress isn't very flattering on me, 1920s dresses tend to accentuate all the wrong aspects of my body & I appear to have gained about 10 pounds, but really, it's exactly what women in the 1920s who were wearing these dresses looked like - a bit frumpy. There, I said it. If I were super tall and super thin I am sure this dress would look miles better, nevermind that I spent the entire day stain-removing and cleaning various vintage dresses (in the 87 degree heat) so my hair looks pretty lackluster. But that isn't going to stop me from wearing this dress, it's like a work of art!

21 comments:

Zohar said...

what are you even talking about? you look so lovely!! That might not be the best dress shape for you but you look so regal to me :) I love that color also, in general and on you specifically.

Liz @ Blue Eyed Owl said...

I think it's very flattering! Just a stunning piece. You need a bob and some moonshine and you'll be set for the day!

Heidi said...

I think you look absolutely stunning! -the dress is amazing but I couldn't pull off 20's style it looks great on others but I feel more comfortable in 40's and especially 50's, I need a bit of waist;)

Vintage Seen said...

you gotta keep that one in ye olde distillary. it's a stunner, the floral one in your last post was a knockout too and it inspired me to embrace dressing up more....

Tien said...

You are crazy! The dress is stunning on you. Absolutely nothing unflattering about it. You have a lovely figure and an equally beautiful smile!

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Debi said...

Oh wow! This is one of the most beautiful dresses I have seen! You look stunning!

Jean Jean Vintage said...

Ooops. I had a spelling error in my first attempt at commenting. What I meant to say was FRUMPY MY ARSE! This dress is a wowzer of a dress and it is amazing on you.

Meredith Burgeson said...

gorgeousss

Mary said...

This dress is astonishing!!! I was wondering, is it always safe to soak 1920s beaded dresses? I've come across one or two at estate sales and have been hesitant to buy out of fear of ruining them while cleaning. I'm glad to see that's aparently not the case!

P.S. I love your blog and shop!

Rueby... said...

That dress and you in it are both gorgeous! It suits you JUST fine Lady ;) Magnificent find.

mama leanne said...

such a beauty! both you and the dress.
you must see "Midnight in Paris" to take a gander at the wonderful 20's fashions...I love the elegance and ease of these dresses

sakon76 said...

That dress is gorgeous, and it's gorgeous on you!

I keep looking at it and thinking "When ninety years old you reach, look as good you will not." So pretty...

KristiMcMurry said...

What a gorgeous dress! I also thought of "Midnight in Paris" like mama leanne did :) Marion Cotillard wears a yellow dress in it similar to this one. I love this style! I wish I could pull it off as well. I'm too short!

Lauren said...

Wow- that dress is amazing! I agree with the other posters, you look stunning! You should keep it!

Mina Matlock said...

I just want to hold this dress in my hand... it's so beautiful and well-made. I wish there were vintage shops in Indy that carried more flapper dresses. If so, I'd never have any extra money to spend on my house!

mahaila said...

Wow! This is a stunning dress and you look lovely in it. I love all of the detailing in the dress. BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

You look so beautiful and the buttercup color is great on you. Could you tell us what to soak our vintage dresses in at home? I've used Oxyclean but that seems to harsh for a dress of this fragility.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding?!! You don't look frumpy at all. i wish we women weren't so hard on ourselves. Seriously, the dress looks great.

Coby said...

You don't look frumpy!!!!

Eva said...

Great job and you look fab!

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