Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fabulous Fudge-y Fall Foliage Frocks

Clearly, rich dark fudge-y chocolate brown rayon dresses were very much a la mode in the 30s.  I love the fall foliage-themed patterns and dramatic neckline details (such as bows) that were often paired with them.  Examples for sale on Etsy right now (excuse me as I twice give my shop a little shameless plug..well, sorta.  The first dress I bought from Fab Gabs for myself but it has never quite fit me properly so now it's in my shop).
1930s Bishop Sleeve Dress, Adeline's Attic Vintage
1930s Acorn Dress, Fab Gabs Vintage
1930s Fall Foliage Crepe Rayon Dress, Adeline's Attic Vintage








8 comments:

Sarsaparilla said...

I love that dark, chocolatey brown color. I always add just a splash of cream to my coffee in the morning so that it looks just like that!

You have a right to put in shameless plug for your etsy shop. I just took a peek - what lovely dresses! You've been busy!

Bella said...

Love these. Perfect for fall.

Travels With Uncle Sam said...

Stunning.

Trixie said...

Love that first dress! Beautiful!

Wearing History said...

Mmm....
I just cut out a frock last night with brown undertones. I was just thinking last night how the color brown is *so* 30s. You're a mind reader!

Miss Matilda said...

I adore chocolate brown, it's delish xx

garofit said...

i have to say i've been watching that third dress now for quite a while wondering if it would fit me or be too big, the print is to die for, and my colors too...and i noticed that chocolate beauty in your shop too, what a wonderful shape!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Wearing History: we must be on the same fashion wavelength!!

garofit: It's a stretch crepe, but at its minimum (in an unstretched state) I recall it is a petite frock, with quite narrow shoulders. Wanna convo me via the etsy shop re: your measurements and I could double check the measurements of that dress? I could give you a more precise sense of whether it would fit or not? No pressure of course!