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A Nod to Mod

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This week we usher in the month of March in a modly mood, despite the disappointing fact that “modly” is not a word. But as the saying goes, rules are made to be broken. We have a monstrous, wildly bureaucratic justice system built on that very notion.

Back to March. You’re not really winter, you’re not really spring, you weird and wily month. We think you will agree, march is a much better verb than it is a noun. That’s why we’re going on a modly march this March. The first installment in our March nod to mod begins with the classic 1960s dress. This week, we curated for you a collection of the most exquisite vintage dresses on eBay, all still up for bid. Click on each image below to see the individual seller’s listing.

Matching neck and cuff ruffs trim this super mod, long-sleeve, Young Edwardian-like party frock. $350 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s color-block knit dress by the iconic Biba. Sailor-style, drop waist ribbed skirt with hip slung belt loops.

Rare, vintage 1960s signed Paganne dress on eBay. $249.99 or make an offer.

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Vintage 1960s illusion dress with white net laced over a light tan, rayon slip. $233 on eBay.

Vintage, late-1960s Lilli Ann color-block dress with matching, belted coat. This two-piece dream is constructed in a wool knit, dominated by blue with ivory and mustard suede trim. $199 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s shift dress with matching coat. The royal blue, sleeveless dress is edged at the neck and armholes with a paler shade of blue. The double-breasted coat combines the two shades of blue in a great geometric pattern. Label check: Original Design by Gina Teresa, 100% Pure Wool, Made in British Hong Kong. $175 on eBay, or make an offer.

Breathtaking 1960s pearly day dress with an oversized bow neckline and bracelet length sleeves. $175 on eBay, or make an offer.

Mixed-media in space. Vintage 1960s silver dropped-waist party dress with a mini-skirt of fluffy, white feathers. $170 on eBay.

Shopbop Sale

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This week we were lured from the usual vintage scene, enticed by some serious spring deals over at shopbop.com. Use the promo code INTHEFAMILY20 at checkout to get 20% off through April 18. Shopbop also offers free 3-day shipping and returns with no minimum order. Below are some of our favorite spring-inspired looks as seen on shopbop this week.

Striped silk Tory Burch blouse with removable neck tie.

Crepe dress with draped cowl overlay by Rachel Roy.

Rachel Roy cropped yellow suit slacks.

A.L.C. viscose and silk wrap dress.

Cosabella sheer stretch-lace boy shorts with scalloped edges. Comes in four spring colors.

Halston Heritage accordion pleated dress.

Gemma inverted facet citrine studs by Marc Jacobs.

Sass and Bide one shoulder dress.

Ribbed jersey maxi dress by Rachel Pally.

Tucker slim fit silk blouse.

Marc Jacobs hot dot bangle.

Monrow crepe maxi dress.

The ‘Zou Bisou Bisou’ Collection

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The season premiere of Mad Men this week spawned tons of parodies inspired by that little birthday song and dance captured below. But our eyes were transfixed on that gorgeous black mini dress with its sheer, accordion pleated chiffon angel sleeves and rhinestone encrusted collar. That’s why this week we have curated for you a collection of vintage black dresses, all up for grabs on eBay right now. Click on each image below to see the actual listing.

Vintage 1960s black shift dress on eBay. $99 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s lace mini dress on eBay. Current bid is $19.99.

Vintage 1960s empire waist mini dress on eBay. $72.

Vintage high collar knit mini dress on eBay. $37.

Vintage 1960s black acrylic and wool dress with young Edwardian trim. Current bid is $39 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s cocktail dress with sheer chiffon sleeves. Current bid on eBay is $18.97.

Vintage 1960s beaded evening dress with chiffon overlay trimmed with sequins.

Vintage 1960s sheer illusion zig zag mini on eBay. $150.

Vintage 1960s black shift dress with sleek sheer sleeves. Only $34.99 on eBay.

Vintage1960s Chantilly lace tent dress on eBay. $24.

Vintage Bill Blass silk and mesh party dress on eBay. $250.

Vintage 1960s "Puritan Forever Young" dress with sheer sleeves. $32.30 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s sheer illusion mini dress on eBay. $78.

Lingerie by I.D. Sarrieri

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I recently discovered lingerie by I.D. Sarrieri and am in love nearly every piece in the collection. There’s some retro pinup styles but without being too kitschy. There are some nice classics too. Below are a few of my favorite pieces. Click on each image below to see the the listing. Also, check out the “outlet” tab on their website for some great prices.

From the “Ava” collection, a long-sleeved Chantilly lace bodysuit.

Bleumarine silk satin stretched over demi-cups trimmed in Chantilly lace. Removable straps.

Midnight Chantilly lace boxers with bleumarine trim.

High waist brief with detachable garters in champagne or black.

An embroidered leather bra that somehow comes off sweet and not fetish. Hidden wire and stretch silk satin.

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January 11, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Lemon and Lace

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Vintage 1960s shift dress with matching jacket in a lemony taffeta covered with white lace and finished with rhinestone encrusted buttons. Sold by dayglodiva on etsy for $58. Click on the images below to see the listing.

Off to the Laces

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I don’t know much about royalty or Kate Middleton or what a queen consort-to-be does in her free time, but I know a knockout dress when I see one. Ever since the Duchess of Cambridge appeared this summer in a blue lace dress by Erdem, copycats have popped up all over the Internet.

I love the simplicity of the dress with its bateau neckline and half sleeves, it feels very vintage 1960s. There are many ways you can work a lace dress into your rotation this season without looking like a fad-chasing Kate wannabe. We found a number of timeless, vintage pieces on etsy and eBay this week. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

From the office to cocktails. Vintage 1960s lace dress on eBay. Current bid $49.

Vintage 1950s two-piece pink lace set from melsvanity on etsy. $98.

Vintage Titanic-era silk dress with lace overlay from a French estate sale. Current bid on eBay $15.56.

Vintage 1950s violet lace and chiffon dress from jantiques on etsy. $85.

Vintage 1950s mesh and lace wiggle dress with matching belt from charlottage on etsy. $91.

Va-va-vintage 1950s cobalt blue lace dress from VintConditionStyle on etsy. $76.

Vintage mesh and lace evening gown. $110 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s lace mermaid dress from JunkSisters911 on etsy. $75.

Vintage 1950s delicate black lace sweetheart dress from DOTTO on etsy. $86.70.

Vintage 1960s white Illusion lace wiggle dress from FabVintage on etsy. $44.

Vintage 1960s black lace party dress from lovedodo on etsy. $55.

Vintage mocha and cream lace dress from PuckerUpVintage on etsy. $40.

Vintage 1960s chiffon and lace caped pencil dress from SybilStyle on etsy. $38.

Vintage 1960s pink lace party dress from DecadencePast on etsy. $74.50.

Vintage 1980s black lace cocktail dress from 19vintageclothing on etsy. $45.

One Wardrobe Essential

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Earlier this month, Banana Republic and AMC debuted a Mad Men-inspired collection in collaboration with the show’s Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant. The collection offers a modern take on 1960s style for both men and women.

With or without Janie Bryant’s help, a 1960s look is easy to pull off with a few basic pieces. One of the main staples of this look is a tailored lace shell, as pictured above left. Pair it with a pencil skirt or cropped cigarette trousers, throw a jacket over it for the office or dress it up with rhinestones for cocktails. Trust me, you will get a lot of mileage out of this piece.

You can go straight to Banana Republic’s website right now and buy this remake of a 1960s lace shell for $50, or you can pick up an original for much less. Below are some vintage and newer lace tops we found on etsy and ModCloth this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.

The Mad Men® Collection lace shell in cafe au lait from Banana Republic. $49.50.

New “Tank You So Much” top from ModCloth.com. $32.99.


Vintage black scalloped tank from ANNAKARINASCLOSET on etsy. $16.

Vintage 1960s sleeveless pink lace top from UpscaleVintage on etsy. $20.

Vintage 1960s sleeveless pointelle top from luxedebrisvintage on etsy. $16.

Vintage mint lace shell from thebagbasement on etsy. $24.

Vintage 1960s blush lace shell from sparvintheieletree on etsy. $24.

Vintage 1960s black lace shell from hipandvintage on etsy. $10.

Hand crocheted shell with matching cardigan from ragdollady55 on etsy. $20.

Vintage 1960s green lace shell from momodeluxevintage on etsy. $24.

Rear view, love the back zipper. Vintage crocheted shell from SoulshineVintage on etsy. $20.

Vintage white lace tank from heightofvintage on etsy. $18.

Vintage black lace top from bloomingleopold on etsy. $15.

 

Vintage 1960s hand made yellow lace top from JezebelsGypsyThread on etsy. $9.99.

Vintage cream floral lace shell from feedyourhead027 on etsy. $8.


Written by Verdell

August 19, 2011 at 3:38 pm