vintage-inspired classics with a modern edge

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aerial dress

$92 USD

An exquisite example of art-as-fashion, this stunning a-line dress combines the delicacy of lace and the expressionist style of eastern Asian ink wash painting. The fitted bodice features a feminine rounded neckline and...
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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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audio vision dress

$138 USD

This exquisitely designed a-line dress is a vision in hand-emroidered midnight blue lace. Lovely scalloped edges adorn the demure hemline and gracefully frame the illusion sweetheart neckline, delicate half-sleeves and demure...
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halah dress

$80 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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upstream color gown

$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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wild at heart dress

$78 USD

This darling black 50s-inspired swing dress features a smattering of petite red hearts, flattering waist rushing and a classic high neckline with a fabulous self-tie. Thoughtfully designed with petite cap sleeves and...
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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

$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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la morillonne gown

$98 USD

This spectacular aubergine gown is a study in elegance from the illusion sweetheart neckline to the pleated fishtail hem. Featuring a raised, velvety floral print and a ribbon adorned waistband...
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double indemnity dress

$72 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

$98 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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diabolique dress in red

$88 USD

Let's be honest: this red and black pencil dress is a showstopper with its fabulous 1950s-inspired silhouette, contrasting collar and cheeky fishtail hem. Beautifully designed with pretty cap sleeves and decorative skirt...
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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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vespertine dress in raven

$78 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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conversation starter dress in spruce

$48 USD $98 USD

Please note: this is a final sale item and cannot be returned or exchanged. With its classic hourglass silhouette, this stunning spruce dress evokes the polished sophistication of 1940s Hollywood style....
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across the universe dress

$74 USD

A demure homage to the 1950s pin-up hourglass dress, this modern black beauty features a darling polka dot print and chic asymmetrical bust and waist ruching. Classic squared neckline, petite cap sleeves...
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strange powers dress in blue

$88 USD

A modernized homage to the iconic 1950s wiggle dress, this elegant blue 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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vespertine dress in peony

$76 USD

Sleek, sultry 1940s-inspired peony 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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monochrome pencil dress

$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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savoir-faire skirt in black

$46 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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vespertine dress in crimson

$78 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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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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star power dress in red

$98 USD

Exquisite 1940s-style red swing dress with an iconic and universally flattering shirtwaist silhouette. Featuring a decorative-button adorned and seamed bodice, feminine v-neck and capped sleeves, wide empire waist, and gently flared skirt. Unlined, rear...
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high art dress

$82 USD

Exquisite off-the-shoulder black dress with flattering ruching, dolman sleeves, and cut-out back. Elegant & easy to care for, with pull-over styling and a good deal of stretch. Machine wash cold,...
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tiny steps dress in myrtle

$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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copy editor cardigan in red

$32 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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star power dress

$88 USD

Exquisite 1940s-style navy blue dress with an iconic and universally flattering shirtwaist silhouette. Featuring a decorative-button adorned and seamed bodice, feminine v-neck and capped sleeves, wide empire waist, and gently flared skirt. Unlined,...
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tiny steps dress in scarlet

$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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petticoat / crinoline

$48 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 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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post-modern pullover in peacock

$38 USD

Classic peacock crewneck sweater in a soft, medium-weight fabric with a pinch of stretch. Ribbed cuffs and waist give this easy-to-wear staple a polished look. Hand wash, cold. Also available in black and...
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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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suffragette city dress

$76 USD
$88 USD
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suffragette city dress

$76 USD $88 USD

Positively charming 40s-style houndstooth pencil dress with a waist-nipping peplum, button-trimmed collar, and half sleeves. Unlined cotton blend with a pinch of stretch, rear zipper closure, hand wash.  Sizing Note: all of our size...
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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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opening night dress in ruby
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opening night dress in ruby

$68 USD $88 USD

A vision in ruby, this figure-flattering a-line dress is an idyllic blend of structure and softness. Elegantly pleated bodice, off-the shoulder neckline with tab detailing, feminine capped sleeves, seamed swing skirt...
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copy editor cardigan in oatmeal

$32 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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visiting scholar skirt

$46 USD

Positively charming a-line skirt with a classic window pane print and demure knee-length. Substantial unlined knit fabric has a dash of stretch and softly elasticized waistband. Pull-on styling, hand-wash cold, hang...
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black dahlia dress

$48 USD
$98 USD
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black dahlia dress

$48 USD $98 USD

Please note: this is a final sale item and cannot be returned or exchanged. A stunning version of the classic 1950's little black wiggle dress, complete with a fabulous, era-specific right...
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new killer star dress

$51 USD
$102 USD
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new killer star dress

$51 USD $102 USD

Please note: this is a final sale item and cannot be returned or exchanged. This positively spectacular one-piece plaid pencil dress was cleverly designed to appear as a two-piece skirt...
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ingenue gown in teal

$128 USD

*Available for special order; please allow an additional 6 to 8 days for shipping Exquisite teal satin 1940s-inspired gown with a fabulous hourglass silhouette, deep neckline, and cross-over back straps. Flattering...
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opening night dress in blue

$88 USD

A vision in cerulean blue, this figure-flattering a-line dress is an idyllic blend of structure and softness. Elegantly pleated bodice, off-the shoulder neckline with tab detailing, feminine capped sleeves, seamed swing...
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sound and vision dress

$74 USD
$128 USD
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sound and vision dress

$74 USD $128 USD

Exquisite toasted almond chiffon gown with an elegantly ruched, Grecian-style mesh bodice and ethereally layered skirt. Lovely teardrop crystals adorn the adjustable shoulder straps, framing the gracefully wrapped neck and back...
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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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memoirs dress in blue

$44 USD
$88 USD
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memoirs dress in blue

$44 USD $88 USD

Please note: this is a final sale item and cannot be returned or exchanged. What could be better than a versatile little blue vintage-inspired pencil dress that fits like a dream?...
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tiny steps dress in houndstooth

$88 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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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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memoirs dress in black

$44 USD
$88 USD
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memoirs dress in black

$44 USD $88 USD

Please note: this is a final sale item and cannot be returned or exchanged. What could be better than a versatile little black vintage-inspired pencil dress that fits like a...
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ingenue gown in onyx

$128 USD

*Available for special order; please allow an additional 2 to 4 days for shipping Exquisite onyx satin 1940s-inspired gown with a fabulous hourglass silhouette, deep neckline, and cross-over back straps. Flattering...
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ingenue gown in ruby

$128 USD

*Available for special order; please allow an additional 5 to business 7 days for shipping Exquisite ruby satin 1940s-inspired gown with a fabulous hourglass silhouette, deep neckline, and cross-over back straps. Flattering...
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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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