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vespertine dress in hunter green

$88 USD

Sleek, sultry 1940s-inspired hunter green a-line dress with a deep v neckline, ruched bodice and wide high waist. Lovely cap sleeves, softly pleated skirt, side zipper closure. Unlined, with a bit of...
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conversation starter dress

$88 USD $98 USD

With its classic hourglass silhouette, this stunning deep red dress evokes the polished sophistication of 1940's Hollywood style. Stunning, oversized (and optional) bodice bow, three-quarter-length sleeves, and demure knee length. Concealed...
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double indemnity dress

$68 USD
$78 USD
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double indemnity dress

$68 USD $78 USD

The classic styling of this fabulous little black hourglass dress will take you from day to evening in casual elegance. Featuring contrasting white cuffs and collar, demure knee-length and long...
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through a glass darkly dress

$88 USD

This stunning little black hourglass dress is destined to become your new best friend. Featuring a demure off-the-shoulder neckline, short sleeves, and fabulously modern asymmetrical bodice ruching, this dress is beautifully...
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vespertine dress in raven

$88 USD

Sleek, sultry 1940s-inspired raven a-line dress with a deep v neckline, ruched bodice and wide high waist. Lovely cap sleeves, softly pleated skirt, side zipper closure. Unlined, with a bit of stretch....
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halah dress

$88 USD

An exquisite rendering of the 1920s "flapper" sheath dress, this dove gray stunner features a meticulously hand-embroidered tulle and floral overlay. Designed with lovely feminine touches - delicate rounded neckline, airy half...
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conversation starter dress in noir

$98 USD

With its classic hourglass silhouette, this stunning black dress evokes the polished sophistication of 1940's Hollywood style. Stunning, oversized (and optional) bodice bow, three-quarter-length sleeves, and demure knee length. Concealed rear...
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color theory dress

$88 USD

A positively spectacular modern take on the little black dress, this 1940s-inspired knockout is a versatile, four-seasons must-have. Elegantly designed - with shocks of red framing the asymmetrical neckline and three-quarter-length sleeves...
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vespertine dress in crimson

$88 USD

Sleek, sultry 1940s-inspired crimson a-line dress with a deep v neckline, ruched bodice and wide high waist. Lovely cap sleeves, softly pleated skirt, side zipper closure. Unlined, with a bit of stretch....
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classic cat-eye sunglasses

$28 USD

Classic, vintage-inspired cat-eye sunglasses with elegant etched rhinestone detail along the temples, re-enforced metal hinges & polycarbonate UV protected lenses.  Available in black, tortoise shell & red fade
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meshes of midnight dress

$78 USD

Sleek black pencil dress with dramatic mesh atop a sweetheart neckline and v-back. Pull-over styling, form-fitting fabric has a bit of stretch. Unlined, hand wash cold, hang dry.  Sizing Note:...
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savoir-faire skirt in black

$48 USD

With its classic silhouette and demure length, this fabulous black trumpet skirt is also exceptionally easy to wear. Pull-on styling with a modern high waistline and substantial stretch fabric. Unlined, machine wash, cold. Also...
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savoir-faire skirt in polka dots

$48 USD

With its classic silhouette and demure length, this fabulous black and white polka dot trumpet skirt is also exceptionally easy to wear. Lightly textured soft and stretchy fabric, high, elasticized waistband,...
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painted from memory dress

$49 USD $78 USD

A vision in shades of jade, this ethereal chiffon dress features a striking watercolor floral print and 40's-style functional buttons along the sheer, three-quarter-length sleeves. Pull-over styling with rounded neckline, elasticized...
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halah dress in gold

$69 USD
$88 USD
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halah dress in gold

$69 USD $88 USD

An exquisite rendering of the 1920s "flapper" sheath dress, this pale gold stunner features a meticulously hand-embroidered tulle and floral overlay. Designed with lovely feminine touches - delicate rounded neckline, airy half sleeves,...
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tiny steps dress in myrtle
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tiny steps dress in myrtle

$68 USD $88 USD

Sophisticated 1940s-style myrtle hourglass dress with a perfectly pleated, flared hemline. Flattering and feminine silhouette, with a seamed bodice, bow-adorned sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves and wide waistline with decorative button detail. Unlined,...
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monochrome pencil dress
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monochrome pencil dress

$59 USD $88 USD

Classic houndstooth print meets a chic, modern silhouette in this faux-leather trimmed pencil dress. Demure long sleeves, knee-skimming length, hip pockets, and coordinating patent belt. Unlined cotton blend fabric has a...
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Bacall blouse

$42 USD

Classic white summer blouse with a 40s-style, jaunty silhouette. Airy, semi-sheer chiffon fabric with cuffed batwing sleeves and a polished, button-up placket. Designed for a breezy fit. Machine wash cold on...
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copy editor cardigan in red

$19 USD $38 USD

Classic red v-neck cardigan sweater in a four-seasons, medium-weight fabric. Ribbed cuffs and waist, soft stretchy cotton blend. Pair this with your favorite pencil skirt and a pretty brooch for...
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tiny steps dress in scarlet
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tiny steps dress in scarlet

$58 USD $88 USD

A bold red counterpart to our houndstooth hourglass dress, this sophisticated 40s-style frock features a perfectly pleated, flared hemline and feminine silhouette. Flattering seamed bodice, bow-adorned sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves...
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essential pencil skirt in scarlet

$42 USD

From Bacall to Dior to the French New Wave starlet, the classic pencil skirt has remained a wardrobe staple for the sophisticatedly stylish. At once modern, feminine, and "work appropriate,"...
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tiny steps dress in houndstooth

$78 USD

Sophisticated 1940s-style houndstooth hourglass dress with a perfectly pleated, flared hemline. Flattering and feminine silhouette, with a seamed bodice, bow-adorned sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves and wide waistline with decorative button detail....
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petticoat / crinoline

$50 USD

Essential knee-length crinoline/petticoat for all your retro party dresses! Medium fullness, elasticized waistband, one size fits xs through xl. available in white, red, and black material: 50% polyester, 50% nylon
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essential pencil skirt in black

$40 USD

From Bacall to Dior to the French New Wave starlet, the classic pencil skirt has remained a wardrobe staple for the sophisticatedly stylish. At once modern, feminine, and "work appropriate," our pencil...
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double image dress

$49 USD
$78 USD
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double image dress

$49 USD $78 USD

With its classic pinstripe print and delicate lace details, this black pencil dress is an inspired study in sophistication and polished femininity. This beautifully constructed beauty features a lace-framed bodice,...
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essential pencil skirt in fern

$42 USD

From Bacall to Dior to the French New Wave starlet, the classic pencil skirt has remained a wardrobe staple for the sophisticatedly stylish. At once modern, feminine, and "work appropriate,"...
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charm school skirt

$29 USD
$54 USD
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charm school skirt

$29 USD $54 USD

Sophisticated a-line midi-skirt with a classic navy and blood orange window pane print. Substantial weight, fully lined rayon blend fabric has very little stretch. Rear zipper closure, dry cleaning recommended. Runs...
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savoir-faire skirt in houndstooth

$46 USD

With its classic silhouette and demure length, this fabulous houndstooth trumpet skirt is also exceptionally easy to wear. Pull-on styling with a modern high waistline and substantial stretch fabric. Unlined, machine wash, cold. Also available...
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ingenue gown in teal

$128 USD

Exquisite teal satin 1940s-inspired gown with a fabulous hourglass silhouette, deep neckline, and cross-over back straps. Flattering wide waistband, fully lined, side zipper closure. Dry clean only. Also available in onyx or ruby. All...
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copy editor cardigan in oatmeal

$38 USD

Classic oatmeal v-neck cardigan sweater in a four-seasons, medium-weight fabric. Ribbed cuffs and waist, soft stretchy cotton blend. Pair this with your favorite pencil skirt and a pretty brooch for...
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suddenly last summer dress
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suddenly last summer dress

$58 USD $88 USD

A dramatic, 50's-inspired little black wiggle dress with enduring impact. Featuring a fitted bodice with flecked tulle overlay, satin funnel neckline with button fastening, cap sleeves and elegant keyhole backline....
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wings of desire dress

$118 USD

Show-stopping 1950s-style forest green party dress with a rosette trimmed sweetheart neckline and sheer illusion overlay. Classic fit-and flare silhouette with a nipped waist and swing skirt. Rear zipper closure, hand wash cold. Pictured with...
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Tierney top

$46 USD

With its distinctive 40s-inspired silhouette and feminine details, this fitted black top is a four-season stand out. Pull-over styling with a carved rosette button adorning the keyhole opening and heavily...
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tiffany dress in gray

tiffany dress in gray

$69 USD
$88 USD
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tiffany dress in gray

$69 USD $88 USD

The picture of elegant perfection, this black and gray hourglass dress features a lovely portrait collar, front pockets and decorative buttons. Constructed of a stretch bengaline fabric, rear zipper closure,...
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chevron stripe one piece

$39 USD $78 USD

With its charming retro silhouette and flattering chevron stripes, this black and white contrast swim suit features lightly padded cups, an adjustable halter neckline and demure "boy short" fit. Fully lined,...
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upstream color gown

$72 USD
$88 USD
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upstream color gown

$72 USD $88 USD

With its Grecian-inspired hourglass silhouette and rich, teal hue, this stunning floor-length gown captures the essence of classic Hollywood glamour and style. Featuring delicately ruched shoulders,  softly cowled neck and deep-backlines,...
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tiffany dress

$88 USD

The picture of elegant perfection this black and cream hourglass dress features a lovely portrait collar, front pockets and decorative buttons. Constructed of a stretch bengaline fabric, rear zipper closure....
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ingenue gown in onyx

$128 USD

Exquisite onyx satin 1940s-inspired gown with a fabulous hourglass silhouette, deep neckline, and cross-over back straps. Flattering wide waistband, fully lined, side zipper closure. Dry clean only. Also available in teal or ruby. Sizing...
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cruel summer cat-eye sunglasses

$28 USD

Iconic and sophisticated bisque cat-eye sunglasses with re-enforced metal hinges & polycarbonate UV protected lenses.   
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flutterby dress

$59 USD
$88 USD
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flutterby dress

$59 USD $88 USD

This sophisticated a-line dress features a charming geometric leaf print, lovely rounded neckline and chic hip pockets. Functional, 40's-era black faceted buttons adorn the bodice and three-quarter-length sleeves, while a...
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seashells fishnets

$12 USD
$38 USD
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seashells fishnets

$12 USD $38 USD

Classic fishnet stockings with slimming open-work chains and a fabulous shell pattern. Available in queen size, large - xxxl. material: 88% nylon 12% spandexlabel: Yelete
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strange powers dress in red

$88 USD

A modernized homage to the iconic 1950's wiggle dress, this elegant red beauty will turn heads in any situation. Featuring a feminine rounded neckline, three-quarter-length sleeves, and waist-accentuating cross-over styling....
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love cats dress

$59 USD
$78 USD
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love cats dress

$59 USD $78 USD

With its 1940's-inspired silhouette, palest pink gauzy chiffon, and fabulous black cat print, this darling dress belongs directly in your closet. Fitted button-up bodice with a wide flattering high waist,...
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ingenue gown in ruby

$128 USD

Exquisite ruby satin 1940s-inspired gown with a fabulous hourglass silhouette, deep neckline, and cross-over back straps. Flattering wide waistband, fully lined, side zipper closure. Dry clean only. Also available in onyx or teal....

all prettiness gift card

From $25 USD - $200 USD
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all prettiness gift card

$25 USD

Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a bitter root Gift Card. Gift cards are delivered by email and...
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Italian coast dress

$88 USD

Inspired by 1940s European resort wear, this striking dark navy and white hourglass dress is a day-to-night charmer. Featuring an hourglass silhouette, white contrast trim, and a sumptuously adorned portrait...
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baroque buckle belt

$14 USD
$18 USD
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baroque buckle belt

$14 USD $18 USD

Vegan skinny belt with a charming, vintage-inspired brass buckle. Available in burgundy, camel and navy. length: 41"  (104 cm)width: 5/8"  (1.6 cm)faux leather
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Hayworth one piece in red

$49 USD $68 USD

With its positively classic and feminine silhouette, this heavily ruched (read: flattering) red one-piece swim suit features padded cups, an adjustable halter neckline and sultry open back. Fully lined, hand wash,...
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copy editor cardigan in navy

$38 USD

Classic navy v-neck cardigan sweater in a four-seasons, medium-weight fabric. Ribbed cuffs and waist, soft stretchy cotton blend. Pair this with your favorite pencil skirt and a pretty brooch for...
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life aquatic dress

$79 USD
$88 USD
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life aquatic dress

$79 USD $88 USD

This darling fit-and-flare dress features a 50's-inspired novelty swimmer print, squared neckline, and optional red belt. Fitted bodice has lovely bow detailing at chest, nipped and gathered waistline, floaty flared skirt...

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