the metal zipper- bringing fashion past and present together — 1940s dress

Gone Dotty

1920s dress 1930s dress 1940s dress 1950s dress 1960s dress 1970s dress fashion polka dots spots vintage vintage clothing vintage fashion yves st laurent

Gone Dotty

Polka dot prints in fashion are timeless! Seen now as fun and whimsical, they weren't always seen that way. In Medieval Europe, they were often seen as representing illness or disease. Because the ability to create evenly spaced dots did not exist at the time, dots on fabric would be scattered in a random pattern- reminding people of pox or rashes. In Shakespeare's "Othello", Desdemona's spotted handkerchief leads to tragedy in the play. In non-Western cultures polka dots symbolized male virility or magic. More densely packed, small dots were indicative of stronger magic. Before dots were called polka dots, dotted...

Read more →


FLASH SALE! 50% off---- Code SPRINGTIME50

#truevintage 1930s 1940s 1940s dress 50s dress 60s designer vintage Dorothea's Closet Vintage dress fashion pin-up rhinestones shopping vintage vintage dress vintage fashion vintage gown vintage jewelry vintage lingerie vintage shopping

Flash sale- 50% off EVERYTHING!!!!Use this link, will apply coupon code for you (or use code SPRINGTIME50). ----------> https://dorotheas-closet-vintage.myshopify.com/discount/SPRINGTIME50  

Read more →


Birthday Girl! Lauren Bacall

1940s 1940s dress lauren bacall silver screen vintage vintage dress vintage fashion

Happy Birthday to the luminous beauty, Lauren Bacall.         

Read more →


vogue into spring II

1940s 1940s dress 1940s shoes 1941 delman shoes jay thorpe nail polish naturalizer peggy sage red cent vintage vintage fashion vintage nail polish vintage shoes vintage vogue vogue vogue magazine

More awesomess from my vintage Vogues! March, 1941.   Delman shoes.     Jay Thorpe     Love the artwork!     Red Cent for color!           Best dress in the world? Probably.       I'd like these shoes please.         I want nail polish called "Rhubarb"!     Back when Naturalizer was glam...       I've never loved stripes more!  

Read more →


Lady Lake

1940s 1940s dress 40s 40s dress black and white photography blonde classic film fashion fashion photography glamour veronica lake vintage film

Today would have been Veronica Lake's 91st birthday….we're honoring her with loads of glamorous photos from her past over on the Facebook page!      Love this 40s dress…amazing print!            

Read more →