Women dating in the 1920s
Rather, it is just a matter of how each person chooses to react to a given situation.
No, for if we carry this argument to its logical extreme, we would be still better off being cows in the pasture and not suffering at all. The Rabbi of Kotzk commented, "Maybe so, but let me suffer and be wise rather than be tranquil and a fool." try to have the faith that God will give me no greater burden than I can bear(see tomorrow's tidbit).If there's a hole in the middle of the street, the municipality comes and erects a fence so no one will get hurt by falling in.The purpose of a fence is to guard and protect, to keep us safe from danger.One seam needs sewing at the upper sleeve (easy, but I don't have a sewing machine). You can see a sample on the one sleeve (see photos). All this needs to be spectacular are some wax flowers ornaments. I've been holding off listing this gown because the person who owned it said they believed it to be a Paul Poiret. Needs someone who can deal with the large spot on the bottom of the front (see close-up) and the strange spot on the one sleeve.You'll want to be short-waisted for best fit of the bodice. So I found some references to Anna Lawless Ltd, which was in existence from at least 1915-1937 (found reference to this shop in local newspapers of the era). Lining only: Very slight discoloration and minor sewing needed. In researching, it seemed more likely to be a Vionnet from the bias seaming, the color and the shape with the fantastic long side "tails". Sexy as hell with a small bust required due to the wide open underarms and low "v" back. I hate to sell items that aren't in near pristine condition, but every so often one has to allow these pieces to go to those who will love them... Every time I look at this piece I think of the Wizard of Oz. I would suggest you be smaller than these measurements as it's a small back, so.... AND it came from one of the premier department stores of the era!I still have a few rhinestone tiaras that are in my private collection, and I am close to adding this to my own collection as well, so think fast. He must have been the king of these fashionable cloches! One seam in the sleeve (I'd do it but I don't have a sewing machine), and one thread loop needs fixing on one sleeve (4 buttons on each sleeve). The black beading on this overdress gives the look of a 20s necklace hanging down the front... This jacket is interesting as the material seems to be a woven linen rather than a wool. :) You can wear the jacket either closed (doublebreasted with one button closure) or open (creating a bit of a swing shape). 21" long from shoulder to hem, 18" across back (though there are no shoulder seams to measure for sure), Perhaps up to 38" bust. Excellent condition though the chinchilla could use a cleaning/glazing from your furrier as there's a bit of an odor (I have a sensitive nose! For those of you who are VERY VERY fashion forward, you COULD wear this insideout. If you look closure (basically you have to stick your head up and underneath and look out to see a bit of daylight through the fabric) and a few hooks/eyes missing, a bit of tearing of lining only.
These cloches were created either with various color bullion threads or for a more natural look... a slight nod to the Egyptian design so popular in the 1920s (partly due to the unearthing of King Tut's tomb in 1922). Under the bright lights you might see a tiny bit of darkening under arms, but most of this gown is still bright and shiny with very little tarnishing.
So, unless you are an exhibitionist, you'll want to wear an underdress! And nothing at all is better than a 1920's trained lame gown!
52" long on her, but will get a bit shorter if you are larger... NOTE: the rhinestone buckle is only pinned onto the belt because you're gonna want to size it to fit you.
However, this much is certain: for whatever reason that suffering does occur, God does not burden people with more than they can bear.
No one can explain why adversity visited this young couple, but for whatever reason that it happened, they had already achieved enough strength to bear it.
OR add black velvet or something at bottom bodice to lengthen. And if you know Boston, you will know that Newbury Street is STILL the most fashionable retail street in Boston. There will be more photos coming, but this is a sneak peek! But then I found a photo of a 1929 Jean Patou gown and I wonder if perhaps the owner mixed up Poiret with Patou. Comes with the original long two-tone silk sash of different hue purple and lime green. This bodice would work with just about any ecru lace skirt you might already have in your collection, OR just love it as the bodice it is. chiffon sleeves, lace "lappets" at side yoke, pleated chiffon, pretty bow at back, high lace neck. ;) The interior is actually in great condition, so there's that..... In the 1970's, high neck white lawn Edwardian dresses cost thousands of dollars as they were all the rage! Rare to find any of these lawn dresses with the original store labels.