Posts Tagged ‘neck’
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.
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.
Scarves are great, but sometimes a girl (or a guy) needs a cowl. Although, when men wear them I think they’re called gaiters.
Whatever you call them, I prefer tightly crocheted or knitted neck warmers with functional buttons because they offer more flexibility; you can go for a prim buttoned up look, a partially buttoned open collar look, or let it hang loosely down your shoulders like a capelet. Most cowls are also easy to stash in your purse or bag when not in use (depending on the size of your bag that is). One more thing, if you’re the fashionable type, definitely stay away from fleece cowls. Unless you’re going for that extreme camping look.
The absolute best place to find original, handmade cowls is etsy of course. Below are some of my favorites (there’s even one for dogs). Click on each image to see the listing.
Wool and acrylic blend gaiter in a warm curry spice. Made by gypseatree on etsy. $37. Other colors available by request.
The “Elizabeth I” crocheted neck ruff in mustard made by DesiredCrochet on etsy. $17.
Here’s a unisex, hand knitted acrylic cowl made by KYSAA on etsy. $20.
Dogs get chilly too! The Brown Barker here is a custom neck warmer/hood for dogs, made-to-order by HippiePups on etsy. $30.
Recycled, buttery soft leather and angora neck warmer from MacolieMonster on etsy. $36.
Brown, green and black ruffled acrylic scarf from Periay on etsy. $18.
Cranberry wool-blend cowl with functional buttons, handmade by WindyCityKnits on etsy. $30.
Mary Poppins would be proud to sport this ruffly cowl adorned with vintage buttons, made by CheshireFarm on etsy. $15.
Super-chunky, cable knit neck warmer made by LaimaShop on etsy. $68.
A beautifully simple and inexpensive teal cowl with vintage seashell button. Made by Witherwood on etsy. $9.
OK, I know I said no fleece, but the fleece is hidden on the inside here so it’s totally acceptable. Upcycled plaid neck warmer from OhMaudlinMe on etsy. $30.
Adjustable buttoned cowl made by Witherwood on etsy. $7.
Snuggly neck warmer reconstructed from a vintage faux mink coat, complete with black satin ties. Made by SewTrendy on etsy. $30.
Look at the versatility of this dark purple, crocheted cowl. The three functional buttons give you so many options. Made by TallentedCrafts on etsy. $12.
Perk up your drab winter with this sunshiny yellow neck warmer with orange toggle button by akphotoncrafts on etsy. $10.
Another highly versatile cowl made by wearaddiction on etsy. $17.50.
Elegant hand knitted leaf cowl made from 100% merino wool by LeafyDesign on etsy. $55.
OK, so maybe you’re not ready to commit to a cowl. Here’s one that’s a little bit cowl, a little bit scarf, complete with wood buttons. Made by FrogSong on etsy. $15.
100% cashmere, double-thick, brioche stitch, extra-tall cowl in steel blue. Made by kimbarelli on etsy. $49.95.
A striking caped cowl in 100% wool with wood toggle button. Made by lightist on etsy. $95.