Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Some history on "TAP PANTS"

Tap pants are a form of lingerie worn mostly by women. It is also known by the names of French knickers, side-cut shorts, and dance shorts. As the name implies, they are a type of shorts, in that they cover the pelvic area and the upper part of the upper legs.
Tap pants look much like track shorts, allow freedom of movement, and can be worn as an outer garment over other types of underwear (g-strings). However, most wearers may wear them as innerwear or leisurewear with nothing underneath. From a distance, one could mistakenly identify tap pants as a half slip.

The name "tap pants" originates from shorts worn by tap dancers while practicing their routines.

Tap pants are mostly manufactured using materials like lace, silk, satin and cotton voile. Some pairs may have ruffles.


This is an unusual, but classic vintage tap dancing graphic from the 1930s. This diagram was used to help explain a certain step they called Sevens! We say it's 9 half ladies having a great time. This design can be purchased as an ornament, magnet, or mini button pinback. I found this image on a fun websight called CAFE PRESS.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Vintage 1930s to 1940s Barbizon Creme Colored Tap Pants Panties Pure Silk

They have a pretty embroidered scalloped edge, and a 7 inch metal(enameled creme colored) zipper for closure. Two darts in back for that tailored look.
These Barbizon Tap Pants are for sale at:

Friday, March 27, 2009

Chambray on the Runway!

Urban Outfitters

Chloe Trapeze Chambray Dress

2 Examples of Current/Elliot Chambray Dresses

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Comfort is the word with CHAMBRAY!

Chambray Characteristics
Chambray is a strong fabric with a smooth surface, designed with a tight weave. The material is soft and comfortable, with a slight luster. Chambray has very soft coloring, which causes it to appear with a faded look. Chambray is easy to sew and wears well.
Chambray History
Chambray originated in Cambrai, Northern France, where the fabric was first designed and used to create sunbonnets.

Featured this week Some Chambray goodies!!

Chambray Kimono Shirt

Vintage 1970s 70s MS INTERPRE Blue Striped Kimono Style Chambray Blouse Shirt Medium

Chambray Baby Doll Trapeze Dress

Vintage 1970s Baby Doll Trapeze Hippie Chambray Sun Dress Denim Blue Lace size Large on etsy.

Pink Chambray Blouse

Vintage 1970s Pink MISS CAPRI Chambray Blouse Shirt Convertible Sleeve Victorian Embroidered Iris Collar size 8Vintage 70s 1970s Pink MISS CAPRI Chambray Blouse Shirt Convertible Sleeve Victorian Embroidered Iris Collar size 8 .

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vintage 1950s Awesome DOTTY MANN Ban-lon Ribbed Spring Ecru Sweater

This a beautiful Vintage Spring sweater from the 50s. It is made of textured yarn ribbed Ban-lon, and it is a pretty ecru color. It has a nice collar with a V-neck and double buttons six in a row down the front.

Three quarter sleeves make this a perfect fit for Spring or Summer evening weather.

This item is available at "The Vintage Boutique"

Monday, March 2, 2009

Featured this week: Lime Green Vintage 1960s SYLVIA ANN Lace Overlay Dress St. Patrick's Day Cutie!!!

This dress is a 1960S Mod SYLVIA ANN DESIGN and it has Lovely retro Lace Overlay.
The Lime Green color reminds me of St. Patricks Day or Spring. It also works well for Easter too.

For more details click here: Vintage SYLVIA ANN Dress

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Not Pink But Talk About Big Dress!!!!!!

I really Loved her choice for Oscar Night!

Presenter Sarah Jessica Parker looked ravishing as an early arrival wearing a spectacular pale mint green strapless dress by Dior haute couture with a crystal beaded belted bustier and full-fifties-style silk tulle skirt.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing different shades of PINK...

These are my favorite pics of her in an Ad for Lovely Perfume! xoxoxox

I love Sarah Jessica Parker. She has a great sense of Style! She always goes for those larger than thou dresses that are from the 1950s or the 1950s style.
I thought it would be fun to keep with the pink theme to show you how easy it is to look like a celeb when you shop at Vintage Clothiers !

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Be a Vintage 1950s Pink Sweetheart wearing this:

Vintage 1950s 50s Valentine's Day Pink Sweetheart Party Dress with Full Skirt. It is a deep pink color that reminds me of sweetheart roses. Click link for more details.

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Petal Pink is a delicate color!

This is a really sweet Vintage Pink Chiffon Party Dress from the 1950s. It has a scoop neck with pretty cap sleeves. The skirt has lovely shearing or pleating with petite bows for accent on sides and tail bone area. There is a sweetheart waistline in front that really enhances the waist.

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