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Is this 60s or not?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by artizania, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. artizania

    artizania Alumni +

    I am right in think9ing this is 60s??? - aren't I? What's throwing me is the heavy duty metal zipper in the side seam - which I always think of as being earlier????

    The dress is unlined, and very well made but no tags/labels.

    <img src=http://imagehost.vendio.com/preview/ar/artizania/Bronze40sFt.jpg><br>
    <img src=http://imagehost.vendio.com/preview/ar/artizania/Bronze40sTopFt.jpg><br>
    <img src=http://imagehost.vendio.com/preview/ar/artizania/Bronze40sZip.jpg><br>
  2. No, that looks earlier to me. Maybe late 40s, early 50s. <p>Looks like your manny's out in the backyard trying to get a tan!
  3. artizania

    artizania Alumni +

    Thanks! ;-) - and I was the one with the sunburn that day!

    When I first got this dress and saw the metal zipper, I thought 40s!!! - then when it got on the manni, I thought it had a more 50s into 60s feel, but the zipper didn't seem right!

  4. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    Margaret, it looks very eary 60s to me, especially at that length. Does it seem to be the original length?

    Lovely color!

  5. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    wartime 40s skirts were short, but this looks a bit shorter than
    normal. I definitely think it is earlier than 60s, especially with the side
    metal zipper and even that irridescent taffeta.

    Is is possible that it has been shortened?

  6. katzoid

    katzoid VFG Member

    I vote mid 50s.

    Very pretty color.

    Kat !~)
  7. Jonathan

    Jonathan VFG Member

    I think what you got there is a dress from the late 40s/early 1950s that was chopped in the early 60s for the more fashionable knee length. That scalloping and sleeve style is very common in the late 40s/early 50s, as is that irridescent rayon taffeta. I will bet it had a matching belt with a little rectangular buckle covered with the same material as the dress too.
  8. Yea!!! I cannot believe I guessed the same as Jonathan. I guess it is hanging around here and learning from you guys.
  9. artizania

    artizania Alumni +

    Yeah! - thanks everyone!! Like Linda, its good to know your first guess was right I should have stuck with my original guesstimate! ;-)
    Thanks Jonathan - you've cleared up just what was throwing me about the dress! I'll go double check the hem line, I thought it was original and not shortened, but need to recheck!

    Just knew I'd get the answers here - thanks! ;-)

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