9.23.2010

Velvet cinch belt

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I've seen old photos of these waist cinch belts that were smi-popular in the 1940s and 50s, but never came across one until yesterday. I am kind of in love with it.

I have some great fall things to wear it with, but it's still pretty warm over here! Well, warm enough so that cotton dresses are still required. I'll have to save up my wools for next month it seems.

For any Portland area residents (or visitors!), there's a great swing dancing night on Wednesdays at the Bossanova Ballroom, called Swing Time Speakeasy. There are lessons at 8 pm, and then dancing, and even a cabaret show! I will be there next week, and I highly recommend it for any dancers, or anyone that wants to learn, this week was my first lesson for Balboa swing! I need practice :/

Hope to see you there!

29 comments:

Katie-Louise said...

Amazing! It looks so great with that dress.

Best of luck with the dance lessons. I am looking for something similar in my city, my dance moves are limited to the Charleston...which isn't all that bad!

x Katie-Louise
thefeltcloche.blogspot.com

iron orchid said...

The belt is fantastic, but I am in love with your shoes!

Bombshell Bettie said...

ooh I love that! its tugging at my german roots ;)

Charlotte said...

Proper dirndl belt, that - looks great!

I'm planning to take up swing dancing lessons - just have to get into gear and start!

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

Sara said...

Ah, gorgeous dress! And loving your hair :)

-Sara

autumn, coffee and inspiration

garofit said...

you look very pretty in this ensemble, and i love the belt too, unfortunately for me the wide belts don't work, although i have quite a long waist, i'm just to small for them.

Carys said...

I love your belt, it's so nice, and that dress is amazing!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Anushka said...

Ooh, it's lush :)

poet said...

Really cute. Looks very Oktoberfesty, though :) Not that this is a bad thing...

Cheers,
poet

now blogging at seamstress-stories.blogspot.com

Casey said...

Wow--what a great find! I have seen those in a lot of my late 40s magazines, and been secretly concocting plans to make one for years--how neat that you were actually able to find a vintage one! Love the entire outfit too! ;)

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Kate said...

That dress looks amazing on you! :)

~Kate~
http://vintageinamodernworld.blogspot.com/

jungleworldcitizen said...

Beautiful dress, amazing belt!
xoxo

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Glamour Daze said...

That belt finishes off the outfit perfectly. The beret is so cute

Stephanie Lynn said...

I love the whole outfit! You look so cute. :) The belt is great and makes your waist look tiny!

Stephanie Lynn
http://star-spangledheart.blogspot.com/

misc-maranda said...

oh that belt is fantastic!

Anja said...

You look really great! I love the belt :)

ardenkatherine said...

The belt is fantastic. It looks great with that dress too.

ERGH. I want to go swing dancing. Alas, I'm counting down the days until I turn 21.

sarah louise said...

That belt is fantastic! I'm that way with my obi belt. I got it handmade on eBay 4 years ago and it's wide and awesome and I can wear it with everything!

Sarah Louise
http://www.tzipporit.blogspot.com

Zohar said...

I actually really love that, besides being cool on it's own, the belt adds some edgyness and hardness to such a feminine dress (And lady)

A Certain Vintage said...

wow beautiful, i like it with the velvet of the hat.. i just adore velvet trims and accesories this time of year.
great pictures as always, i just adore how great your hair and makeup always is!

Justice Pirate said...

I love the belt and the dress is gorgeous. beautiful as ever!

Fab Gabs Vintage said...

Oh, I've ALWAYS wanted one, what a lucky find! Totally changes the look of ensemble. And to you PDX folks, Solanah is right, the Wednesday night event is smashingly fabulous and fun!

Lainie said...

I am in love with that dress. It looks great, especially with the new to you belt!

♥Miss Brittney♥ said...

Love the dress and belt! :)

OldFashionAllies said...

Swing dancing, hmm... Wonder if I can talk the BF into going. He needs some help with his rhythm :) Hope you have fun! And that belt is quite amazing!
Take Care,
Valerie

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Sara {Sara's Closet} said...

Love the dress, so pretty and the belt =)