Embroidered mixed lace tea dress, c.1922. High relief hand embroidery & handmade lace on a ground of ivory cotton tulle, with inset panels of delicate flat filet lace, textured Irish crochet lace and Venetian needle lace medallions. The straight silhouette is softened with bias-cut hem flounces and side-back panels. Loose fitting, it slips on without closures, and is sheer so will need a slip. Pinned by #Blucha from vintagetextile.com
A printed sleeveless maxi dress makes a statement worth remembering. With its relaxed fit, delicate straps and bold blue and pink floral print, you can keep the accessories minimal and pair with either flat shoes or sandals. Shop now at Banana Republic.
1936 "Styx" gown: Hawes created simple bias-cut comfortable garments with deep armholes and natural shoulders that would be worn with flat-soled shoes. The striking combination of blue/green changeante taffeta and green satin reflect Hawes' interest in surface treatment and design.
~This 1940 gown was sold by Maison Mendessolle, a very exclusive and expensive women's shop located in the luxury St. Francis hotel in San Francisco's Union Square. The entire dress is decorated with red sequins and clear seed beads in a floral motif~