Just came up with this one, too. So many of the day dresses from this era were made to very elegant standards. Although a lot of lace dresses have been made in the last few years, trying to duplicate this look, I’ve never seen one done to the level of quality and design as true vintage examples.
So, be vigilant and don’t be mislead by the vintage design charlatans and scam artists . . . .
IT’S STILL WAY COLD ENOUGH FOR THESE. BOTH ARE 1950’S TRUE VINTAGE. THE ONE ON THE RIGHT WAS FROM MY FAMILY. THERE’S HARDLY A MORE BEAUTIFUL FUR, THOUGH UNLESS I FIND A TRUE VINTAGE ITEM AT LEAST 60 YEARS OLD, I PREFER TO BUY IMITATION.
All three of these frocks were custom-sewn and I think that the top two belonged to the same woman, because they are so similar. Wasp-waisted or halter style, these gingham dresses have been signs of summer for decades. I REALLY wish I had Madge and Stella here to show them off properly!
All are very simple, with back zippers and store-bought trims. The fabric in the yellow and white one is a bit more modern-looking and I would say it was a late-’60’s to early-’70’s creation. The first two would be a few years older.
As plain as these are, I’d never pass them up. I still love them because they are so of-that-time and look really good on. Simple belts add a lot and, of course, you can accessorize . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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