Announcement Welcome to Catherine Simms Vtg, a store dedicated to Vintage Special Occasion Clothing~ One of a kind fashion~ because everyone deserves to sparkle!
Welcome to Catherine Simms Vtg, a store dedicated to Vintage Special Occasion Clothing~ One of a kind fashion~ because everyone deserves to sparkle!
Sz 2X// Fabulous Judith Ann 2 pc Black and white Dress set// Long jacket// Sleeveless dress// Vintage sequins beaded
Sale Price $400.00
Sz M//30s style// Stunning Blush V neck Sequin Wedding// Beaded Mother of Bride// Gown
Sale Price $640.00
Sz 8// Lillie Rubin Vtg Formal Gown// Beaded pearls Sequins High neck//Stunning vintage
Sale Price $880.00
Sz M// Light pink Blouson Top Judith Ann Gown// Silver beaded sequins// Blouson sleeves
Sale Price $640.00
Sz S// Fireworks Dress// Vintage Sequin beaded dress// Long mermaid style vintage//Fireworks!
Sale Price $400.00
Sz M// Darling Short Colorful sequin jacket// Vtg Sequin beaded silver yellow// Sequence
Sale Price $360.00
Sz M// Wedding Pearl beaded open jacket// Judith Ann Creations White silver beaded sequined silk
Sale Price $320.00
Sz 8// Cassini Stunning Dress// Silk sequins Beads// Hanging beads// Mother of Bride
Sale Price $240.00
Plus sz 2x// Stunning Gatsby Style Wedding 2 pc //Vtg Ivory Sequins Beaded pearls
Sale Price $520.00
Sz 6// Formal Hanukkah Dress// Beaded frosted Silver Blue gown// Long beaded sequins
Sale Price $440.00
katherineshaughnessy on Jan 26, 20235 out of 5 stars
This shirt is stunning. I like the vendor’s candor that she had once discovered that a couple of beads were missing, but that she could never find that spot again. Neither could I. The tunic is very chic and I will wear it with cigarette pants or leggings. Thank you.
Jamie on Jan 14, 20235 out of 5 stars
I was amazed at the quality of this dress. Not a single missing bead anywhere. Very well made and cared for. Delivery was amazingly fast. I couldn't be happier.
Bonne on Dec 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
We made a switch and she was wonderful to work with! Fast shipment and just a nice person to deal with!
Madison on Dec 18, 20225 out of 5 stars
Excellent vintage condition! Measurements and colors were accurate and the dress was packed with care. 💛🧡
Alyssa on Dec 16, 20225 out of 5 stars
Simply just beyond breathtaking as usual! This is such a beautiful piece of work! The beading and fit is just beyond perfect! Thank you so much Cathi! I can’t go wear this to a wedding I’m attending this winter it’s perfect!
Nashalee on Nov 21, 20225 out of 5 stars
My only issue was size ran small but item was beautiful and seller was amazing when it came to return!! Highly recommend
Ashleigh on Nov 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
Really amazing dress, thank you so much CatherineSimmsVtg for this special vintage find. Quality matched description and the dress arrived in perfect condition. Thank you for shipping to NZ :)
The Story of Catherine Simms
In 1985, I began a Bridal and Special occasion store, named Catherine Simms in the Chicagoland area. This store, far exceeded my expectations and in time, we found ourselves selling literally thousands of prom and special occasion dresses. During the time I owned the store, we had hundreds of fashion shows and I was in sparkly, lacy heaven! It was a dream job, and I loved every minute of it. But after 7 years, came children, and more life (my husband took over his dad’s company) so I sold my store in the 1990s. Not long after, I began to work with young people. Using my fashion show skills I began to create large dance productions events for kids and teenagers. We took teens to many countries and danced around the world (literally) putting on productions and training young people that there is a big world out there. Of course I had to raise money for my dreams, and began to sell old photos in 2000s. For almost 20 years I have sold old photos mostly majoring on 1920s fashions and beautiful images and sold photos all over the world. Always with an eye on beauty and fashion, I loved it! After 2009, it was time to move on from teenagers, but the photos stayed with me, and I created a place on Etsy as well as eBay known for selling vintage photos.
In 2018 for our 40th anniversary, my hubby and I decided to have a big party. Great Gatsby was the theme and instead of dressing in the fringy flapper, I decided to do sequins, deco, and full on Gatsby. It was beyond fun, and I was suddenly hooked on a new passion (or an old one) 1980s/90s Vintage clothing and fashion. Remembering that that era was strong on the same styling as the Art Deco and flapper fashion, I couldn’t get enough and began to hunt all around for more of the sequin goodies, thrilled that I knew many of the designers, knew their fit, and once again found that all things can become new again!
Now that it is the 2020's, Great Gatsby parties are even becoming more and more something people are enjoying. So I have a lot of styles that are Gatsby Styles. Fashions that will make you stand out and go back to the age of food, jazz, and fun!
1980s is also a fun fashion trend today, so you will see some classic 1980s styles, with some of my favorite designers that I remember buying the first time they came around.
Also, Remember that vintage fashion is just good common sense. The quality of items that were sold in 1980 were of much higher quality than those of today. The hand beading on some of the older pieces are absolutely amazing. But remember, they were also sized differently. So you shouldn't depend on the size on the tag, but instead know your own measurements. And buying vintage means that you will be doing your part to help our environment and repurpose these beautiful items. So here is to the fashions of yesterday brought back for you today!
I have been in customer service and retail for so many years, and I want you to have a good transaction! If there are any problems at all, please do not hesitate to let me know so that I can cheerfully work it out with you and that you will be happy! Which is frankly why I do this to begin with!!
Thanks for checking us out!
Color may vary from monitor to monitor; please know this before purchasing. Also Vintage Sizes are known for being smaller than today's sizes...so MEASURE!! and
please ask any questions you might have, I am usually not to far away from my phone so i can answer you!
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