Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Brocante (2): a 1920's dress


At Saturday's "brocante", I found this amazing dress dating back to the 1920's - my favorite era for fashion, with its sleek designs made for movement and clean lines. Despite its age, the dress is in good condition, requiring only a few stitches.


It's made of black silk, with simple short tulle sleeves.
The bias cut, so typical of the Twenties, allows it to move gracefully around the body, and its detailing is exquisite - witness the V that the seams around around the left hip (see picture).

And it only cost €30 ($45)!

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning! To what event do you plan to wear this 1920's silk dress?

iñaki said...

It is so beautiful and chic!
You'll rock it anywhere you go!

xx

Hanna said...

That's a great dress - chic vintage looks so divine, the glamour from the beginning of 20th centruy seems timeless

Allure said...

Such a treasure! Congrats on this fantastic find.

PS,(You're right, gingham is very Bardot. If you look closely, you'll see a small pic of her in the collage I did.)

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Line said...

it is so beautiful! Lucky you!

marie said...

nice find! you'll have it forever and it will always look beautiful!

Laura said...

Timeless fashion. Looks great on you.

Liivia said...

It's fantastic!!

pia said...

beautiful dress mary-laure! did you try it on at the brocante or did you know it would fit? i wish i had time to go brocanteering with you, it would be so much fun. I furnished a whole apartment from brocanteering last year, and i will be shooting an apartment there soon that did the same, it is so beautiful!

Esti said...

Stunning dress and stunning fiure you have! I agree. 20's look is so nice. And who doesn't love black. What a find! What a treasure!

Kwana said...

Beautiful! What a find. You have great taste.

Mary-Laure said...

Pia - I was pretty sure it would fit, but I still slipped it over my t-shirt and jeans (I had chosen an outfit that would make it easy for me to try on clothes!!).
Next time you're in Paris and you have a little time, we must go to a brocante together - or at least meet up over a cup of tea!

Anonymous - hmmm, I am indeed thinking of 2 special occasions to wear this dress to, both in May: one is my birthday and the other one a red carpet festival - more on this another time.
(Jen, is that you???)

Marie & Laura - you're right, it is a timeless design that will always look good.

Thank you ALL for your sweet comments!

coco said...

that is stunning
it looks like the lightest thing possible to wear

Joanna Goddard said...

AMAZING! you look fantastic.

Cakespy said...

HOTTTTTTTT Dress!!!!!

MISS GLITZY said...

What a beautiful dress. I guess you need a pair of Salomé now...

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

oh that is stunning and sophisticated!

Martha said...

Can I go shopping with you?! That dress is beautiful! :)

Martha B.

pve design said...

bias to black and to bias cut-
beautiful -

Taocito said...

Oh!!!! This dress looks so lovely I would love to gnaw on it!
I am not very much into fashion myself. My hairstyle remains the same from season to season with one small difference which is the thickness of my fur.

The Stiletto Effect said...

Hi :)

that dress is absolutely amazing!and just like you, I also like the 1920's a lot :)

you asked me about the chanel black satin, if I find it diff to remove. To be honest no I dont! Well of course it not so easy like removing a lighter colour, but it is ok! I find red ones much more diff!

Kiss
Su

P.S.: I have a new post on The Stiletto Effect, if you want to check it out!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous and wonderful photos!

Wendy said...

The dress is stunning, so modest but elegant!

chloe van paris said...

On n'invente plus rien.
Yamamoto l'a bien compris.
Et puis ton Chic , c'est surtout :
1-De rentrer dedans comme si elle avait était faite pour toi
2-De trouver une robe sublime a un prix si raisonnable.