1920s Clothing Archive
Featuring Dresses, Cloches and Lingerie from the Deco Era
From the glamorous art deco beaded gowns of New York and Los Angeles to the the modest cotton day dresses of Texas and Oklahoma, the fashions of the 1920s are truly across the board. As a Texas-based vintage shop, a lot of what I find from the 1920s is very understated. I source a lot of modest cotton day dress that have seen much love over the last century. One of the things I find so interesting about these, is the attention paid to mending and repairs. There is often so much care put into keeping a dress alive during hard times and hat in itself, is a work of art.
While cotton day dresses are definitely the "easiest" to find in Texas, I've also sourced a number simple cloches and step-ins over the years. Generally the cloches found here are either straw or velvet, sometimes felt. And the step-ins range in a variety of pastels, whites and creams and are made of either silk or cotton. While I do find more of the stereotypical flapper dresses, for me, they're harder to find because I have to venture outside Texas. I absolutely adore those insanely gorgeous beaded gowns. They're show stopping and rightly so but they're also a rarity in my area. I'll stop my rambling here and let you dive into the Dalena Vintage 1920s Clothing Archive! Hope you enjoy and do let me know if there is anything you would love to see here!