Makes Lilly Pulitzer look somber

by Erin on July 31, 2005


Vested Gentress

I love Vested Gentress. Maybe it's the name, which sounds like a linguistics-class example of something that is possible to say in English but not actually extant, but most likely it's the prints. Wild, hilarious, silly, and whimsical prints, in more colors than are actually found in nature. (I used to have an Ebay favorites search set up for Vested Gentress, but I had to turn it off — there are VG *maniacs* out there! And of course by "maniacs" I mean "people who outbid me by a dollar.")

I would buy this dress today — it's in mint condition, sweetheart neckline, a great size (a tinch on the snug side for me, but that's okay), and at not a bad price at all — $48! However, I did very well for myself at an estate sale this morning and I don't want to be greedy with the great-vintage-dress-finding karma. So I'm setting this one free so that someone else finds it to love. (Kinda like folks do on this site.)

Click on the picture to visit this dress at VintageVixen.com. (It's a great site, by the way — plenty there to see!)

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vintagecrochetgirl August 1, 2005 at 2:04 pm

So what did you get at the estate sale, Erin? I got a 70s-era long sleeve white cotton/poly blouse, yarn, a silk baby blanket, a 50s-era fuschia bustier, ultra suede yardage, 1930s era Dreamsicle color cotton fabric, yards of ruffled trim, and a flowermaker. My favorite is the box of 1940s-era gimp medallions for a purse. In hot pink! With two spools of matching gimp to finish the purse. All for $29! Enough exclamation points for today. :)

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Erin August 1, 2005 at 2:14 pm

About twenty yards of fabric (mostly wool and silk), an entire box of bias tape and grosgrain ribbon, 11 patterns, two 1960s dresses, a bright-pink flower pin, a green linen jacket, and two slips (new with tags). Whew!

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Erin February 20, 2007 at 5:46 pm

hey, i didn’t even realise what i had when i listed this vested gentress beauty on ebay, so i didn’t bother even including the brand name in the title….so, um, if you want to check it out, i doubt it’ll go very high in price. if it’s your style and a print you like (anchors and lobsters…) here’s a link–i swear i’m not a spammer :( just a girl who wants a true vintage lover to own her dress…http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=013&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=230094278071&rd=1&rd=1

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Anonymous September 27, 2007 at 9:58 am

I DONT SEE WHAT YOU SEE IN THIS DRESS IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A CURTAIN. WHATS WRONG WITH A NICE DRESS FROM TOP SHOP. I WOULDNT OF SPENT $48 ON IT. SORRY

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