8.19.2011

Backless dress of a burlesque dancer


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This dress was waiting for me at Re-Runs Vintage in Kansas City. It was meant to be mine. It was part of a collection from a woman who was a burlesque dancer in the 1930s and 1940s, unfortunately I didn't see what I can imagine would be amazing costumes, as this was one of the last frocks of hers left. I am glad I snapped this up, isn't it great? The front seems so nice and proper, but the back! Peek-a-boo!
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Dress-Re-Runs Vintage

Shoes-Urban Eccentric

Bakelite-Various places

44 comments:

Kelly said...

This is a gorgeous dress. Definately meant to be ...

Kelly @
Elegantly Academic

Emma Robertson said...

Oh, how beautiful! I love when you know the history of the clothes you get. Also, your bangles are so wonderful! I'm on the lookout for some lovely colorful bangles.

xo,
Em

art deco dame said...

Great dress,I love the coloring.

Sarah said...

How perfect! I love that you know the history of this dress, do you know the name of the dancer? xo

Dethrose Vintage said...

I love everything about this! COLORS are gorgeous:)

Sirens Sexy said...

The dress is quite lovely! Do you happen to know who the burlesque dancer was?

april@gingerbread said...

totally amazing....seriously

Hep~Kitten said...

Such a lovely dress and the colors are vary pretty!!

Solanah said...

I forgot to ask the name :( But I emailed the shop, hoping they might remember, will keep you posted if I find out!

xoxo
Solanah

Ashley Louise said...

Beautiful!I love the colours and the cut of the bodice! Excuse this if it seems a bit TMI-ish, but what kind of bra to you wear with this? I love open backs like this, but can never find a bra that will work! You look amazing in it though!

dahhlayne said...

A burlesque dancer!! How exotic! I'm so glad you snatched up one of her dresses; they're so darling! And the peekaboo detail = thumbs up. :) You definitely can work it, girl.

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Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

so beautiful!!

Lauryn said...

Gorgeous!

kate gabrielle said...

It's beautiful!! I love meant-to-be clothing! It's so special :)

Solanah said...

Ashley Louise, with this dress I don't wear one, but there are those stick on cups that work great!

xoxo
Solanah

Hannah said...

Beautiful dress with an amazing history x

Andi B. Goode said...

Oh boy, that's such a great dress!
-Andi x

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

This dress is sooo pretty! You look beautiful.

Macska said...

Love it! What an awesome find. So, so pretty and fun!

Clara-J said...

wow, what a beautiful dress!

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Leah said...

Beautiful!!! I love the back! It makes it so different!

Smashed Doll said...

Wow its amazing!!! I want it!!

alittlevintagestory said...

Such a great find, especially as you know the history that goes along with it. Your bakelite bangle collection also has me a little green with envy. xx Fran

Immortality Passion said...

Dress is so so so beautiful :)

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Isis F. Bastos said...

Your page is realy interesting...I love your clothings and the style!
Congratulations!

^^

oneinchapart said...

Love the dress, love the shoes, love the bracelets, love the history and love the blog!! Oh, and does the vintage shop where you got it have an online store? Here in Tallahassee, Fl. the vintage clothing options are very limited (especially for someone like me who likes to wear two or three outfits each day!) :)

you can check out the blog that my sister and I write at
http://oneinchapart.wordpress.com/

We would love to hear what you think of it :)

Q's Daydream said...

Perfection!

Alice said...

You look gorgeous!!!
Great dress ^___^

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sarah said...

That dress is so perfect! It looks like it was made for you. The bangles are darling, too!

Kim Bombshell said...

Cute dress!

Stefanie said...

That dress is gorgeous and fits you so well. I think it was definitely meant for you! I wish I could find a gem like this in Scotland!

Johanna Öst said...

So gorgeous and suits you perfectly!

Kerry said...

That is seriously beautiful Solanah, and wonderful to see the floral pattern hasn't faded over the years!

It would be a shame if a dress like this was just left to gather dust, so I'm sure the former owner would be thrilled to see a vintage enthusiast such as yourself in it!

Miss Woody said...

perfect dress !

Annebeth said...

god you look stunning!! that back is amaaazing and god knows i'd pay good money to have been able to browse that woman's entire wardrobe.

Dani Lee said...

Your blog is one of my favorites, and I am quite the avid reader!

I love to see other people out there who love the same slice of history as much as I do! :)

You look lovely, as always!

Justin Gist P. of Maryland and France said...

Lovely as usual! :D Great color and fit too!

I still want to know how you go to places and emerge with all these goodies! ;)

katrina said...

i totally agree - you and this beautiful dress were meant to be. solanah -- it's a PERFECT FIT and you look absolutely stunning in it!

casey said...

Gorgeous!!! I just love how the back is shaped--such a neat surprise from the front.

Thanks to you (and Fleur), I'm currently on the hunt to acquire more plastic bangles--I'm dying to try the stacked look but don't have enough yet! ;)

Lillian said...

I love backless stuff! This was truly a great find.

Heather Jean said...

gorgeous!

BakeliteBebe said...

Oooh....I love your bangles. I need more. I love green, yellow and brown toned bakelite but I only have red!

Annika said...

I love your outfits! Glad I found your blog!

Bunny Moreno (Pinup Mama) said...

LOVE this dress-looks super fab on you! Love your blog too! Hope you can check out mine sometime! http://themusingsandadventuresofapinupmama.blogspot.com/

Thanks xox