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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.

Harper’s Bazaar in Review

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Sadly, the December 2012 / January 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar failed to inspire us this month. Still, we soldiered on and uncovered a few glimmers of style worth re-purposing this holiday season.

Here’s one of our favorite looks from the issue, which would work great from office to holiday party. This could’ve easily come off as a cater waiter ensemble, if not for the ultra-high waist, flared trousers, cummerbund belt with minimalist chain, and exaggerated Peter Pan collar. Easy to replicate too.

Cobalt sweater paired with cobalt, sharkskin cigarette trousers. We don’t see enough of this color in mixed monochromatic textures, so well done, Harper’s.

Monochromatic and monotextured, long and lean, this almost looks like a tailored, wool knit jumpsuit. But it’s not. Another easy to replicate look, if you have the lines to pull it off. It’s lovely to be warm and hot at the same time.

Ultra Lounge

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This week we found this fun 1960s neon, chevron print jumpsuit on eBay, the perfect ensemble for your next summer lounge party or for sipping mimosas on your patio. Click on the images below to see the seller’s listing.

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May 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Because You’re Worth It

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This week we’re thrilled to show you this vintage 1950s to 1960s cocktail dress. This vixen boasts a waist-nipping fitted bodice embroidered with pastel metallic floral appliqués under the bust and a dramatic sheer mesh overlay that cascades into a unique bubble cape effect. This is an expensive vintage piece, but the seller is currently accepting offers. Anyway, can you really put a price on awesome? Click on the images below to see the actual listing.

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April 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

‘Zou Bisou Bisou’ Part Deux

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Earlier this week we curated a collection of vintage black dresses inspired by the season premiere of Mad Men. Unfortunately, we found so many fantastic pieces on eBay and etsy that we had to divide them into two features. Below you will find part deux of This Week’s Look, which features a number of vintage 1960s black mini (or mini-adjacent) dresses, all available on etsy or eBay today. Click on each image to see the individual listing.

Vintage 1960s rhinestone trimmed cocktail dress from GabiLu91 on etsy. $235.

Vintage 1960s “Leslie Pomer” label dress with accordion pleated angel sleeves and rhinestone trim from Jewels4pandas on etsy. This is a maxi length dress that could easily be shortened to a mini.

Vintage 1960s cocktail mini with sheer sleeves and rhinestone encrusted buttons on the cuffs. $38.95.

Vintage 1960s mini dress with sheer pleated sleeves and rhinestone buttons on collar and cuffs from BombshellShocked on etsy. $63.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s mini dress with sheer pleated angel sleeves from MajikHorse on etsy. $70.

Vintage 1960s mini dress with jeweled button cuffs from GravelGhostVintage on etsy. $50.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s mini dress with jewel trimmed collar and cuffs. Current bid on eBay is $50.

Vintage 1970s crocheted mini dress with scalloped edges. Current bid on eBay is $128.50.

Vintage 1960s cocktail dress with sheer chiffon sleeves and perma ruffles. Current bid on eBay is $12.99.

Vintage 1960s stunning cocktail dress trimmed with mink tails from carelessdarlin on etsy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage 1960s mini with empire waist sheer angel sleeves from MsCharlie68 on etsy. $63.99.

 

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.

Goldmember

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More gold! More sequins! It’s the holidays and everything should sparkle, especially you. Vintage 1960s chiffon cocktail dress adorned with gold sequins. Current bid on eBay is $22.50. Click on the images below to see the listing.

Written by Verdell

December 9, 2011 at 9:49 pm