I love the colors of these dresses – pink to lavender, with black and white. Both in a similar shirtwaist style, below-the-knee length and made of a substantial cotton. Perfect mid-century design. Absolutely LOVE the collar shapes!
The dress on the left has little houses in a novelty print and some interesting tuck and piping details. The fabric is a bit heavier, and I’d wear it into Fall. The one on the right has cute pockets, ric-rac trim and a great plaid. It really says “summer” and farmers’ markets, to me. I took the sleeves off for a more flattering fit for me (and saved them, of course!) and wear it often.
Neither one has a label, but I doubt that they were made at home – especially not the left-hand one. Just goes to show, that labels often go by the wayside. . . . . . .
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A COUPLE OF LATE ’50′S – EARLY ’60′S FUN SHIRTWAIST DRESSES IN LEAD-INTO-FALL COLORS – Magicvintagespy
eek, love 50s style so much!!!
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Those two remind me of the “house dresses” ladies wore when I was a very little girl. I love the woven-in plaids.
Aren’t they nice? One of the things I love most about vintage clothing is the fabrics. They really differ from most of what we see now. Thanks for the memory!
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Love the dress on the right, so fabulous
Yes, I agree. I wear it a lot and always get compliments. But, when I open the closet it’s hard to choose. True vintage fashion is just so wonderful . . . . .