From roughly the same era as yesterday’s dress, this one is a poly-cotton 1940’s throw-back with a wasp waist and puffed shoulders, plus 3/4 cuffed sleeves. Little button trimmings, a fabric-covered belt and contrast-pleated skirt complete the design features.
The most unusual and striking element, to me, is the use of an unusual and distinctive color combo that is also characteristic of some of the older styles and what made them so interesting. True vintage garments are full of tailoring and color surprises.
I was happy to find this piece that is faithful to that tradition, even though it was an inexpensive retro style in it’s 1960’s – early 1970’s time. Modern retro-styled dresses hardly ever do it so well. Can’t wait to put it on Stella and see it properly displayed!
We’ll be hovering around the 1955 – 1975 time frame for a few days. Stay tuned for more pleasant surprises . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY