This post is connected to a series on SHELTER about my trip to the vintage stores in Historic Fredericksburg, VA.
After a false alarm on Route 301, where I saw a metal bustled dress form that turned out to be $225, I came across this sweet model in Carroll's Antiques. How lucky was I to see this one, suspiciously close to my size?
Not much, as the owner uses it for display and would not part with it for less than $250. While in good shape (and in my size!) there was no way I was paying that! I suppose if I were a collector...but then again, the adjustable-height metal one by the side of the road was a much better specimen for around the same price. A little de-rusting and it would have been a great conversation piece.
Other fashion-related items seen in Historic Fredericksburg:
Velvet and tulle costume
This wonderful costume immediately made me think of A Midsummer's Night Dream. That multi-colored tulle skirt was beautiful in person.
Brocade wedding (?) ensemble