The 1930s

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Study in Foliage Dress - Feminine & Timeless Dresses & Clothing - Adored Vintage Boutique
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sku: V11956

style: vintage 1930s brown leaf print lace neckline dress

vintage / modern: Vintage

Sweetly demure vintage 1930s print dress. This one-of-a-kind vintage early '30s dress features short puff sleeves, empire inverted basque bust, and layered ecru lace with scalloped edges and accented with a trio of velvet bows. Due to the sheer fabric, we recommend wearing...

$295.00
For My Rosalind Dress - Feminine & Timeless Dresses & Clothing - Adored Vintage Boutique
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sku: 3344A

style: vintage 1930s rust velvet and lace dress

vintage / modern: Vintage

Vintage late 1920s early 1930s soft silk velvet dress in beautiful deep rust brown hue. This stunning dress has ecru lace insert on soft v-neckline, flounce sleeves with the sweetest hidden lace detailing. How lovely! Has matching sash. measurements: 45"...

$325.00
Constance at a Glance Hat - Feminine & Timeless Dresses & Clothing - Adored Vintage Boutique
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sku: 3130

style: vintage 1930s black tilt hat with velvet flowers

vintage / modern: Vintage

Vintage 1930s black tilt hat with a cluster of sweet pink flowers on the top. This vintage 30s hat features a hat band along the back and net tulle accent with little felted rings. measurements: tagged 23" inside, one size...

$68.00
Pale Absinthe Jacket - Feminine & Timeless Dresses & Clothing - Adored Vintage Boutique
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sku: 2871

style: vintage 1930s pale green bed jacket

vintage / modern: Vintage

Vintage 1930s pale green silk crepe bed jacket. This feminine and romantic vintage bed jacket is in a soft, celadon green. It features ecru lace trim, small lace front pockets, and a matching front bow to close. sizing - 20"...

$75.00
Falcon Lace Camisole - Feminine & Timeless Dresses & Clothing - Adored Vintage Boutique
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sku: 2834

style: Vintage 1930s black lace camisole

vintage / modern: Vintage

Vintage 1930s lace camisole. This vintage camisole features a sweetheart neckline, a silk front and taffeta back with skinny silk straps, and lace and beads that adorn the front. Hook and eye closure on the sides. sizing - 15" length / 34"...

$68.00$48.99
Lingering In Lyon Clutch - Feminine & Timeless Dresses & Clothing - Adored Vintage Boutique
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sku: 2785

style: vintage 1930s green multi color knit clutch

vintage / modern: Vintage

You clutch this purse in your hands as you wander the bookshops of Lyon. The colors perfectly match all the bindings lined side by side up rows and rows of antique books. This simple clutch purse that holds all the...

$45.00
Somewhere in Time Gloves - Feminine & Timeless Dresses & Clothing - Adored Vintage Boutique
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sku: 2753

style: vintage 1930s crochet gloves with flounce hem

vintage / modern: Vintage

Wicker produce basket in hand, you take your weekly stroll through the market in search of the finest fresh fruit. Removing your favorite vintage crochet gloves, you pick up the first summer peach of the year, observing it from all...

$45.00
Starling Dress - Feminine & Timeless Dresses & Clothing - Adored Vintage Boutique
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sku: 2751

style: vintage 1920s royal blue silk dress with pleats

vintage / modern: Vintage

On a brisk autumn date night, you tuck a stray curl behind your ear and meet eyes with your reflection in a storefront window, feeling elegant and demure in this flattering long-sleeved vintage late 1920s early 1930s silk ensemble. In...

$195.00
Dancer in the Dark Heels - Feminine & Timeless Dresses & Clothing - Adored Vintage Boutique
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sku: 2644

style: vintage 1930s black satin evening shoes

vintage / modern: Vintage

Feminine, elegant, and absolutely gorgeous vintage 1930s heels in black silk satin with "cage" peep toe design in the front. These vintage 30s shoes just need new insole inserts and you're ready to dance into the early morning hours.size +...

$125.00
Here and Thereafter Necklace - Feminine & Timeless Dresses & Clothing - Adored Vintage Boutique
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sku: VC-JWL-011

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vintage / modern: Vintage

Vintage late 1930s necklace with blue stones and brass mesh detail. Longer length. Round spring closure.Sizing:Length: 28" Largest Stone: .75"Condition Details:Overall excellent condition.

$128.00
Cornflower Rustle Dress - Feminine & Timeless Dresses & Clothing - Adored Vintage Boutique
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sku: VC-DRESS-045

style: vintage 1930s deep royal blue sheer lace gown

vintage / modern: Vintage

Vintage 1930s deep royal blue sheer lace gown. This vintage 30s formal evening wear has long fitted sleeves, soft square neckline accented with pretty rhinestone dress clips, and wispy floaty hemline. Slip will be required. Minor lace breaks.measurements- 57" length-...

$218.00

The 1930s

In contrast to the crash of the stock market and the rise of the Great Depression, the 1930s was a glamorous and dynamic time for Hollywood and the entertainment industry. While most people didn't have much money, they did want to live out their fantasies of fortune vicariously through the silver screen. Starlets and stars appeared on red carpets and events dressed to the 9's and the fashion of the time responded by making glitzy garments at affordable prices. Costume jewelry, novelty print cotton dresses and synthetic fabrics created to feel like fine silks were available for those pinching pennies. 

The Fashion

The pendulum that swung to a more slim, boyish figure during the 1920s seemed to swing back to more figure hugging femininity in the 1930s. Silhouettes began taking a more curvaceous shape with draping and fine tailoring. Hemlines lowered back down to the mid calf or ankles and waistlines rose back to the true waist to define one's figure. Factory-made clothing became mainstreamed as it was more affordable and accessible than made-to-order (bespoke) garments. Perhaps our favorite trend of this era was fabric being cut on the bias, at a diagonal so there is natural stretch to the garment. This creates a slinky, figure hugging effect. We also love the novelty prints, girlish accents like keyholes and lace and piping that this era introduced. 

 

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