This little ’60’s or ’70’s frock is a bit whimsical in coloring, but very traditional in style. The maker is Lanz, which started in 1922 making Tyrolean costumes in Austria. The brand became well-known with sportswear in the mid-century U.S. and branched out.
Although their styles were fun and popular, they also remained loyal to traditional design and high quality. This dress is a little too fussy for me, but I thought it was worth picking up for the reputation of the exceptional brand name. Always fun to say “hello” to an acquaintance I’ve made before . . . . . . . I’ve got at least 3 of their garments already.
The fabric seems to be silk, though there is no content label. With this maker, I wouldn’t be surprised. I put a red belt on for the photo, but it is not original. The original belt may have been a tie belt – probably purple, but I’m not sure yet. Fortunately, the hem allowance is large enough to provide the fabric for a replacement (love that!!).
Anyway, it kind of looks appropriate for this time of year with some family gatherings and more traditional events on the calendar.
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY