A Little Downtown, A Little Downton Abbey

Glass fringe beading on a 1920s column gownI picked up this lovely silk column gown while on a serious Downton Abbey kick at my favorite vintage shop in town, Philadelphia Vintage (check out the Etsy store here!), and I couldn’t wait to wear it.  Apparently it came from a Beverly Hills estate and dates back to the 1920s.  I love the slim–but not tight–silhouette and the intricate hand-sewn glass beading and fringe along the shoulders and back. Absolute couture work.  

1920s GlamourImage

It works perfectly with this ombre, acid-washy leather jacket I bought at Intermix from leather label Doma. I happen to love this combo in general–a long evening gown roughed up and made appropriate for day with the perfect little moto jacket.  Not to mention, it means you can wear your most elegant formalwear more than once in a blue moon.

Vintage Dress

I just love it. I only wish I had a Becca Laws pendant to wear with it ;)



5 Thoughts on “A Little Downtown, A Little Downton Abbey

  1. Beautiful dress. If I were you I’d be wearing that every time I watch Downton Abbey.

  2. Melanie on July 22, 2013 at 1:04 pm said:

    Love it-you wear it well! Love the hair, too! Phila Vintage is divine.

  3. I love this gown! This is so Downton/Gatsby!

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