Black and Ivory

Color scheme in mind, a 1930’s outfit I would die to have…

The Dress.

Source: J. Peterman Company

1930’s double layer lace gown made by J. Peterman.

The dress is called Bricktop after the American jazz singer, dancer, and vaudeville performer, Ada “Bricktop” Smith.

The Coat & Scarf.

Source: Couture Allure

The dress could easily be worn by itself, but on those cold winter nights this 1930’s coat and scarf will keep you warm and vintage chic. The coat is black velvet and both are newly available among couture allure’s collection of vintage items for sale.

The Necklace.


Keeping with the 1930’s black and ivory theme, here we have a Bakelite necklace available. Bakelite has made a ton of vintage dress clips, pins, baubles, and other jewelry. From my experience, quality has always been wonderful.

The Shoes.

Source: Aris Allen

1930’s style black and ivory pumps from Aris Allen.

Aris Allen shoes have been the most comfortable and affordable vintage reproduction shoes I have found. I think this particular shoe would be a perfect match to the Bakelite necklace. After all accessories can make the outfit.

Any additions any of you, my vintage fashion savvy readers, would add or change?

Men – What would you wear to compliment this outfit?

1920s Ornate Gold and Mesh T-Strap Women’s Dance Shoes

Golden 1920’s T-straps for the flapper girl of today. The floral designs are reminiscent of the renaissance era, but have a twist that is vintage chic. These would be great to match with a golden brooch and hairpiece for that perfect vintage 20’s look. Found on eBay.

Wear before Labor Day

These white shoes would look great with an Easter dress or wedding gown. Creamy white, soft leather, oxford 1930’s style shoe will help you put your best foot forward for any big occasion. The brand is “Brown Bilt”  which is early Air Step, and the style is called “Wht Kid Naomi 4Eye Tie Vogue U”

Vintage – these were worn in a 1939 wedding.  These peep toe, strapped heels are in very good condition from the 30s. Great 30s design with the cross over front design.

Here’s a pretty pair of “Boulevard” ivory classic Mary Jane style shoes from about 1920; You can see the special details include a checkerboard inset on the vamp, a square toe, and a 5-sided heel. It closes at the top center with enameled Art Deco style buckles. These would make fantastic dancing shoes or are perfect for a chic wedding.

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