1940s Skirt History: All around pleating was very common. Knife pleats, inverted pleats and box pleats were the most popular because they kept the skirt flat and smooth over the hips while adding volume at the hem. The overall shape was still A-line but pleating added a bit more swing to a woman’s step, a sign of post war joy. #vintage #1940s
SILK EVENING DRESS with RHINESTONES, 1920s. / Sleeveless pale pink crepe decorated at asymmetrical neckline with prong set rhinestones, off center ruching to bodice, scalloped dropped waist and skirt layered with ruffles.
Summer Weight Wool Skirt Early 1900's summer weight khaki wool skirt, trimmed with black satin striping and covered black buttons. Fully lined with silky black poly. Back hook-and-eye closure (no zipper) with slight gathering at the back waistline. Adjustable 26-28 waist (by hook placement, not elastic.) Skirt length 41 inches; we will shorten as much as the satin striping allows at no extra charge. Similar designs and colors, and other sizes available by request.
WORTH BUSTLE DRESS with TWO BODICES and CAPE, 1880. Ivory silk damask, sleeveless back-lacing evening bodice with ecru lace, having deep point and decorated with white beads, trained bustle skirt with fringed center panel, trimmed with self pleats, train edged in satin, underskirt of muslin with fourteen lace ruffles, satin cape with tulle overlay beaded and sequined in an allover floral, satin trim and plush lining. Gold printed petersham label. Under skirt