Friday, April 17, 2009

Funkoma, do you have clothes larger than Paris Hilton?

I am asked all the time...Why is vintage so small?
well, Victoria, people were generally tinier back in the old
days....they did more stuff that burned more calories and let's
not forget the food shortages because
of the war years and a Depression. Smaller people = smaller clothes.
Today, we have vitamins in our food, and in water that comes in plastic bottles.
We have food that has 12,000 calories per teaspoon, and that makes a bigger human.
Now,my people were hardy short and wide peasant stock from Eastern Europe, when they
weren't dipping into the Mediterranean gene pool...also tending to be shorter rather than taller....
The larger ladies want fancy dresses....I have some of those coming up soon.
I mostly have the Daily Dress...the marketing, the car-pool, the casual lunch with the girls...all cute, but not a party dress.
I am sorry about this...but larger sizes tend to be the Day Dress ....clothes were expensive compared to today's bargain shopping at "CheapNess Is A Virtue Corporate Chain Store"......du jour.
Here is a lovely selection in my etsy shop, for your perusal, all starting at 40" bust and up.

60s blue plaid day dress....


70s shift with white soutache....


60s paisley shirtdress....


60s sailor girl shift...


60s daisy dress....


40s XL suit jacket...



50s Sweater dress with beads and pockets ! Wow !

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