Monday, October 16, 2017


A rare and coveted early 1950s cocktail party dress by Suzy Perette featuring a dramatic wrap around faille bow over a velvet bodice. (Sold)

The perfect 1950's polished cotton full circle skirt in a bold floral smattered in sequins. Waist 27". 

Iconic and rare, this 1930's silk velvet bias cut gown with enormous pave rhinestone geometric shaped buttons and satin lining is Old Hollywood at its finest. (sold)

Unusual 1950's eyelash taffeta drop waist cocktail dress with full skirt and cap sleeves. Waist 27". 

Classic and timeless 1930's silk velvet hourglass halter neck evening gown. (sold)

Rare 1950's Frank Usher navy cotton organdy evening gown with rick rack arrows. (sold)

Delicate and ethereal 1920s lace flapper era dress with velvet bows and silk millinery flowers. (sold)

Elegant late 40's New Look era cocktail dress with drop waist and delicately beaded Peter Pan collar. (Sold)

1950s Coral Splendor party dress with sculpted tulle bodice. (sold)

Wonderful 1950s cotton organdy Ceil Chapman party dress, exquisitely embroidered and covered in floral appliqués. (sold)

I adored this 1940's western styled rayon crepe cocktail dress with rose colored sequin collar and cuffs. Look at that draping over the hips! Gorgeous. (sold)

The ultimate in 1960s understated evening elegance. This silk crepe evening gown from Harold's is draped in thick cords of rhinestones. Still available in our Etsy shop. 

The most mauve-u-lous silk 50s party dress with rhinestones and lace appliqué. (sold)

Iconic 1950s rose print party dress in cotton organdy. Being a native of The Rose City, these rose prints are near and dear to my heart. (sold)

One of the most common questions I get asked at Xtabay is "what are you buying?" 
Sometimes I find it hard to put into words exactly what I'm looking for. Often I find it easier to describe what I'm not looking for rather than what I am. For example, I am not looking to buy those fur wraps with the heads on them--ever. Nor am I ever looking to buy an 80s puffy sleeved wedding dress. 
So in response to that question I've compiled a collection of dresses that I've bought (and for the most part already sold) over the last couple months that I feel best exemplify what I'm looking for. These are the pieces that make my heart skip a beat when they come through the door and that best represent Xtabay Style. 
What exactly is Xtabay Style? Well, I've always prided myself in selling pieces that are timeless (meaning they are forever in style), iconic (meaning they best represent the mode of the time period they are from) and exceptionally crafted.  That I suppose is the essence of Xtabay Style. 
If you have anything that you feel qualifies give us a call, we would love to take a look.