Is there a more decadent, sumptuous fabric than velvet? If there is I can't think of it!
Currently, my house is filled with velvet touches that extend past the vintage dresses I own. I've velvet cushions, throws, armchairs and even curtains in various rooms and I can thank the growing trend for velvet in fashion for influencing my interior choices!
For decades designers have chosen to create fabulous gowns and coats in velvet. The denseness of the fabric allows a really deep pigmentation and it just screams luxurious quality!
From the 1920's onwards, costumers in Hollywood knew what they were doing when they chose to dress their leading ladies in silk velvet gowns. Before the days of technicolour, cinema-goers could look on in awe as the starlets glided on screen in velvet lusciousness!
Prepare to salivate over these original vintage velvet creations...
Original Vintage Images
Raspberry velvet dress, 1960's image by Helmut Newton
Betty Threatt by Louise Dahl Wolfe for Harpers Bazaar, 1949
Dorothea McGown in Marc Bohan for Dior, photgraphed by Irving Penn 1961
Balenciaga coat, 1951, Image by Louise Wolfe Dahl
Jean Patchet in the 1950's wearing a sapphire blue velvet coat
Christian Dior, 1950's. Image by Mark Shaw
Christian Dior 1958
Norma Shearer wearing a velvet dress in 1931
Twiggy wearing a JeanVaron dress for Vogue, 1967, Image by Cecil Beaton
Vintage lavender velvet suit
Vogue 1948, image by Clifford Coffin, Grey silk evening gown with velvet skirt
1940's forest green velvet suit
Christian Dior, 1957
Joan Crawford in 1930 wearing a velvet trouser catsuit, image by George Hurrell
YES, A VELVET CATSUIT FROM OVER 80 YEAR'S AGO!!!
A 1940's vintage dress which is really similar to dresses we have in stock!
1957 Christian Dior black velvet dress
1956 Jacques Fath blue velvet dress
1950s red velvet dress, image from My Vintage Vogue
Frances McLaughlin wearing a blue velvet gown, 1947
VELVET VINTAGE DRESSES IN DIRTY FABULOUS
1940's sapphire blue velvet dress with shawl collar €290 size 10
1940's wine velvet dress with pink sequin floral detail €290
Amazing 1950s cobalt blue velvet wiggle dress with cutouts at neckline €290 size 8-10
1960's forest green dress with sleeves and rhinestone buckle €270 size 10
1960's yellow satin brocade cocktail dress with dark green velvet bodice €280 size 8
1940s cobalt blue cocktail dress with rhinestone detail €290 size 12
Velvet Accents in Dirty Fabulous:
1950's black taffeta prom dress with velvet detailing on neck €290 size 12-14
1950s black taffeta dress with velvet bodice (part of suit) €340 size 10
Velvet Vintage Accessories in Dirty Fabulous:
1940s Mr John Sophisticate green velvet beret €70
1930's dusky blue velvet peaked hat with cluster pearl €120
1950s fushia pink velvet hat with net €130
1950's black velvet beaded bag €140 and velvet and lace 1950's band €85
1940's pale blue velvet brimmed hat €160
PHOTOSHOOTS FEATURING DIRTY FABULOUS VELVET
VELVET ON THE CATWALK