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Old School Hollywood Dresses + Bonus Accessories!

by daluved1 Posted 16th Jan 2011 at 1:02 AM - Updated 15th Jan 2011 at 10:22 PM by daluved1
32 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 20 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.

Ahhh Old School Hollywood...who doesn't love the sophisticated glamour? The classic beauty? Since I still have the retro bug, I decided to bring that beauty into TS3. Especially now that we have Late Night! My Old School Hollywood set well have your dashing divas covered from head to...ankle...because I didn't make shoes.

Hollywood Drape

The Hollywood Drape is a classic form fitting gown that's just tight enough to bring out your figure, yet loose enough to still look elegant. It comes in two styles, strapless and semi-halter. The semi-halter has a neck collar that holds up a see through front. Both styles have 3 channels: drape, underskirt and trim/collar.

Grecian Glamour

The second dress, Grecian Glamour, is a loose gown with an empire waist. It, too, comes in two styles similar to the Hollywood Drape. Its two channels are the main dress and the trim/collar.

Elders can play too!

Your little starlets can age gracefully, because all items are available for ages YA to elder. All dresses are formal only.


This set also comes with a couple of accessories to really accentuate the Hollywood Glamour of yesteryears. The first is a pair of long armed ball gloves with angled hems. I just didn't like the look of the EA gloves when paired with my dress so I had to make my own. These only have one channel, and are available for Teens through Elders.

The second accessory is my favorite creation of the month! Nothing screams Old School Hollywood like a sleek cigarette holder, or a quellezaire if you want to sound fancy! These were really popular because it was unladylike for high society women to hold a cigarette to their lips at that time.

The cigarette holder has 3 channels: stem, cigarette and decorative stripes. I apologize for the CAS pictures but as you can see small textures like these come out smudgy in my game (I have mediocre graphics), but in CAS they're a lot sharper.

The cigarette holder is categorized as a left ring and rests in between the index and middle finger like it should. It has correct bone assignments, so it moves with your sims middle finger. It is not set for random townie use so you don't have to worry about random smokers in your hood.

I had this project sitting on my computer for a while and since I'll be shipped off back to uni in a day or so, I hauled ass to get it uploaded before I leave. I hope y'all will enjoy this set as much as I do!

Polygon Counts:
Cigarette Holder - 84 polys / 62 vertices

All other items are EA recolors.

Additional Credits:
My I Love Lucy complete collection for the inspiration and for keeping me company while I toiled away at this creation.

-Missy O (Blonde's Hair) by EA Store
-Black Model's Hair by Rose Sims

Age: Young Adult Adult Elder
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Formal
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Hollywood Drape.rar

Size: 1.94 MB · Downloads: 24,099 · 16th Jan 2011
1.94 MB 24,099 16th Jan 2011
Hollywood Ball Gloves.rar

Size: 170.7 KB · Downloads: 22,455 · 16th Jan 2011
170.7 KB 22,455 16th Jan 2011
Grecian Glamour.rar

Size: 1.83 MB · Downloads: 24,811 · 16th Jan 2011
1.83 MB 24,811 16th Jan 2011
Cigarette Holder.rar

Size: 145.8 KB · Downloads: 20,373 · 16th Jan 2011
145.8 KB 20,373 16th Jan 2011
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2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 2:09 AM
Very pretty!
Test Subject
#3 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 2:38 AM
Fucking hot.
Test Subject
#4 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 3:12 AM
Very detailed n lovely work as usual DAL1!!!
Test Subject
#5 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 4:28 AM
I Love them! They are Awesome Just saw them In game and the even look more Beautifull
#6 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 4:39 AM
Wow! You are just giving us more great stuff today. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 5:09 AM
These are gorgeous.
Mad Poster
#8 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 7:43 AM
I love the retro stuff, glad you have the bug. My mom took pictures in the late 40's and early 50's with the cigarette holder and elegant dresses. Your creation reminds me of that. I think I could recreate her in Sims 3 now, just need pajamas with the cigarette pants.

Thanks alot for sharing this project.
#9 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 1:38 PM
Very beautiful! Thanks
Ms. Byte
#10 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 2:02 PM
Many times I've been watching a movie or show and seen an actress in an elegant gown, and thought, "That would be great to have in the Sims!" And now you've done it!
#11 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 2:41 PM
Love, love, love!!!!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 3:56 PM
Wow! Very elegant. Your work is amazing as always.
Mad Poster
#13 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 4:01 PM
WOW!!!! thanks so much; I had always wanted a Norma Desmond/ Cruela de Vil cigarette holder! I was hoping someone would eventually make more vintage things; patience truly is a virtue! ^-^ I am very appreciative; please continue
Field Researcher
#14 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 4:39 PM
Thanks esp. for the elder inclusion. Poor elders are left out too much!
Wiki Wizard
#15 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 4:48 PM
Hehe this is so awesome :D
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 17th Jan 2011 at 4:22 AM
Love it, especially that you've included the elders. Even my aging starlets living off their fame and wealth could still look gorgeous now, thanks.
Test Subject
#17 Old 17th Jan 2011 at 11:39 PM
but i was wondering where you got the bow in models hair?
#18 Old 20th Jan 2011 at 3:30 AM
Wow, I've been wanting to make a Aubrey Hepburn for myself (since I can never remember what cc I use, I won't upload...don't want to offend any of the awesome creators here!), and this is the PERFECT accessory! Love love love love love!
Field Researcher
#19 Old 31st Jan 2011 at 7:13 PM
Great! ~ Thanks!
Test Subject
#20 Old 2nd Feb 2011 at 8:56 PM
Great work, now my mature ladies can swan around the house.
Test Subject
#21 Old 15th Feb 2011 at 3:03 AM
Gorgeous I love em!
Field Researcher
#22 Old 2nd Nov 2011 at 6:08 PM
Awww its nice! But the good thing is the dress is unlocked sleepwear for my elder lol
Field Researcher
#23 Old 16th Jan 2012 at 12:01 AM
Very cool! I love the retro look. These are so 40ish and 50ish! Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#24 Old 10th May 2012 at 12:27 AM
The 'Grecian' dress isn't grecian.
Test Subject
#25 Old 8th Aug 2012 at 12:03 AM
Is there anyway you could make the cigarette holder for males?
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