Muumuus and More

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.

muu muu
vintage Hawaiian dress

A little more unusual is this Polynesian fabric dress made by Waltah Clarke in the 1960s.

Polynesian print vintage dress
vintage Hawaiian

Stand out from the crowd in this bold and fashionable print!

For more casual occasions, what could be more perfect than these colorful Hawaiian print shorts?

vintage Hawaiian fabric shorts
Hawaiian shorts

Another unusual find is this collectible 1940s swimsuit in great condition.

collectible 1940s swimsuit
one piece vintage bathing suit

This  Hawaiian style halter dress was made by Montgomery Ward in the 1970s.  Made from 100% cotton, with pink and purple flowers on a refreshing white background.

Hawaiian print maxi dress
vintage floral halter

This stunning short dress is sure to make a statement!

muumuu dress
short vintage Hawaiian dress

This colorful skirt can be paired with a white halter top or just thrown over a swimsuit for a bold beach look.

vintage skirt
collectible Hawaiian skirt

Make sure you are prepared for summer luaus and tiki parties with monstervintage’s Hawaiian garments!

Fashions and Flappers of the 1920s

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.

sheer ebony lace 1920s dress small
1920s Black Lace Dress

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.

Blue Satin 1920s Dress
collectable 1920s dress

One more stunning dress from the jazz age is this brown velvet frock, perfect for a winter afternoon or a cocktail party.

dress from the 1920s
brown dress from the 1920s

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.

dolman style 1920s coat
Velvet dolman style 1920s wrap

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.

Carol Channing in a flapper costume
Carol Channing in 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.

pink lace vintage dress
pink lace and ruffle 1960s dropwaist