Aloha attire for women is an offshoot of the Hawaiian Aloha shirt, the traditional Hawaiian muumuu, and the more formal holoku. What originated in the 1930s as a shirt for tourists made from old kimono fabric, soon became one of the most widely worn summertime looks. For many people, the love affair with Hawaiian and Polynesian fabrics has grown into avid collecting of vintage Aloha shirts and muumuus. Of course, monstervintage has a lovely assortment of vintage Hawaiian wear to share with you.
First off, is a spectacular 1960s, empire waist, full length dress made by Ui-Maikai. Embellished with aqua hibiscus flowers, this dress will be a showstopper at any summer luau.
A little more unusual is this Polynesian fabric dress made by Waltah Clarke in the 1960s.
Stand out from the crowd in this bold and fashionable print!
The fashions of the 1920s are some of the most beautiful and recognizable in history. The dropped waist, cloche hats, and bobbed hairdo, all epitomize the flapper style. Monstervintage has some rare finds in excellent condition from this time period.
Find out more about this collector’s piece here. Another stellar example, in an unusual and gorgeous shade of blue, is this satin flapper delight.
One more stunning dress from the jazz age is this brown velvet frock, perfect for a winter afternoon or a cocktail party.
The perfect wrap to go with any of these stunning dresses would be a breathtaking dolman style coat. This showstopper of a robe was made by Steinberg’s Saint Louis in the 1920s.
Another more practical way to get the flapper look without actually wearing the fragile garments from the 1920s, is to wear vintage from other decades that mimic the look. Here is a flapper fashion from the 1960s film Thoroughly Modern Millie.
This beautiful 1960s dress from monstervintage is the bee’s knees, but not so fragile! You will be the belle of the ball in this pink ruffle confection.