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Vintage Dress Clips

This collection of vintage dress clips includes singles and pairs in 1930s Art Deco designs as well as big and bold jewels in the Retro Modern style of the 1940s. First introduced in the early 1930s in fine jewelry, costume jewelry makers joined the bandwagon of this incredibly popular accessory. Women wore one clip at the bottom of a V-neckline as well as on a hat, belt, or purse. In pairs, dress clips perfectly anchored the edges of the square neckline that was prominent in the era. By the 1940s, women were wearing furs around their shoulders, and jewelry makers obliged with the double-prong clip backs needed to hold the furs in place. See also Double Clip Brooches.


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