Purple 1970’s braid-belt dress

Fashioned in soft, light polyester with contrasting trim at the neckline and on the braided belt, this dress features soft pleats, gathered wrists with ruffles, and elastic at waist (hidden by belt).   Liven up your next disco party in a bold shade of purple people are sure to notice!  Made by Adam Jay.  Click here for more views and sizing.

Never-worn green culottes by White Stag

Another installment in our informal salute to solid colors is this petite emerald green pair of culottes in wool, made by White Stag.  These are in brand new, never worn condition!  Before they were called “skorts”, people called them “culottes”, but you can call them whatever you like.  The point is, they’re like new and waiting to be incorporated into someone’s creative outfit!  Click here for views and sizing information.

 

1970’s soft poly “Broadway” men’s shirt

For a seventies shirt, this has a conspicuous lack of paisley, stripe, swirl, or any other bold and/or geometric pattern.  Instead, this white soft poly weave shirt is deceptively lightweight and features a subtle multi-colored fleck, sure to coordinate with many kinds of pants or shorts.  Click here for more views and sizing.

 

1960’s blue shift dress with white ruffle

Innocent?  Breezy?  Cool?  Demure?  These are words that came to mind when I saw this classic mid-sixties hand-sewn shift dress with white ruffle at the neckline.  I imagined someone standing at a backyard barbecue with family and neighbors, maybe sipping lemonade, maybe exchanging coy glances with somebody from school.  It’s possible I’m remembering an episode of The Wonder Years.  See for yourself what led to such a clear mental picture!  Click here for more views and sizing information.

 

1950’s Towncraft yellow men’s shirt

This soft yellow corduroy shirt gives you the best of both worlds – a solid color, but a subtle texture as well.  Classic roomy button-down fit in a cheerful color.  Made for one of the enduring and most recognizable major store chains in the United States: JC Penney.  Click here for more views and sizing information.

 

Open-front yellow soft-feel cape

Some outfits can be completely transformed by one piece of clothing.  This is such a piece of clothing.  Make an entrance, make a statement in this fuzzy yellow open cape, great for a contrast or for a little warmth in the evening.  Whichever side of the debate you fall on about whether color blocking is for you, you can mix this with contrasting solid colors or similar, more muted colors and let the softness and the form of the piece do the rest of the fashion equivalent of “heavy lifting”.   Click here for sizing and more views!