|Early 60's Emma Domb Winter White Party/Wedding dress.|
Waist: 32"~Bust: 40"~Hips: Open
|1950's Coral Splendor Taffeta Party Dress.|
|Classic early 50's crepe cocktail dress-|
|Black 1940s Femme Fatate Beaded Taffeta Cocktail Dress...|
|1940's Plum Crepe Evening Gown...|
|1930's Silk Charmeuse Evening Gown....|
|Fantastic Black &White Abstract Print Rayon Set--|
|Note the pearl and rhinestone details..|
|Shown with belted jacket. This set is in immaculate condition..|
|Exquisite 30's panne velvet tilted topper...|
|Christian Dior Velvet hat....125.|
|Late 50's cerulean blue satin party dress....|
Waist 36"~Bust: 42"~Hips: 52"
|Wowza! 1970's jersey halter gown in brilliant blue. Modern size 12.|
|1930's chartreuse silk tilt hat with netting and rose. 125. Excellent condition.|
The number one thing that people say when walking into Xtabay is: "WHAT?! Was everyone just smaller back then???", or "I love vintage, but everything is SO tiny--I don't fit in any of it!"
Hearing this starts to get on my nerves, for one--it's been said (as Carl Sagan would say) Billions and Billions of times since I opened 10+ years ago and secondly (and more importantly) it isn't entirely true.
It is true that Americans are getting bigger--whether it be the result of better nutrition or growth hormone injected nutrition-I'm not really sure. All I know is growing up I drank gallons of bovine growth hormone milk and I have size 10 ( and growing) feet and a head the size of a watermelon.
I readily admit that most of the fluffy 50's prom dresses we post have itty-bitty waistlines and yes, I admit I like posting pictures of them because they look so fabulous on the itty-bitty dress forms. So upon honest investigation I must confess, I myself have perpetuated this myth.
That is why I have chosen to show off some of our prettiest size 12 and above dresses. Mind you, back in the 50's and 60's a Size 12 was the equivalent of a modern size 4-6. Hence, when people say that Marilyn wore a size 12, it's not the same as a modern size 12.
So here are some stunning examples of some of the more curvaceous dresses we currently have in stock.
I did pin them to fit the mannequin properly and to show the true shape of them when worn.
There are also a few little hats in there--which are pretty much one-size-fits-all, unless like me you have a watermelon sized head.
Thanks for looking, for prices and further details email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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P.S. Xtabay Vintage Bridal Salon will be opening VERY SOON> stay tuned for more details!