FLATTERING TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S – EARLY 1960’S SUMMER DRESS IN APRICOT

FLATTERING TRUE VINTAGE 1950'S - EARLY 1960'S SUMMER DRESS IN APRICOT

I love the styling of this frock, with its wasp waist, free hips, cap sleeves and delicate neckline that really enhance the figure.  Madge’s fuller measurements give it the right “va-voom” fit.  I also like the peek-a-boo effect of the white band below the waistline.

This was another “surprise find” – always the most fun!  Summer, here we come . . . . . .

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TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S RED TAFFETA GOWN WITH A CIRCLE SKIRT

I seem to be in a real party dress mood . . ..

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TRUE VINTAGE 1950'S RED TAFFETA GOWN WITH A CIRCLE SKIRT

This is a very special dress – the one that the actress playing the “vixen” would wear in a 1950’s movie. Or, the devil with the red dress on. . . . . . . . .

Taffeta seems to be one of the favorite “special dress” fabrics from the ’50’s. I also love boat necks and 3/4 sleeves. Fire engine red always makes a statement. It’s not a debutante party frock – about 100 miles from the little white one I just posted!

I would really like to know the history of this one. Based on where I discovered it, I suspect that it was worn by a small-time bad girl or a wannabe.

One of those “in your dreams” dresses. It’s always good to have at least a few of those handy because, you just never know . . . . . . . . . . …

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TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S RED TAFFETA GOWN WITH A CIRCLE SKIRT

TRUE VINTAGE 1950'S RED TAFFETA GOWN WITH A CIRCLE SKIRT.

BEAUTIFUL BLUE 1950’S – EARLY 1960’S SPECIAL OCCASION DRESS & SHOES

BEAUTIFUL BLUE 1950'S – EARLY 1960'S SPECIAL OCCASION DRESS & SHOES.

TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S BLACK & WHITE MIDI FROCK

TRUE VINTAGE 1950'S BLACK & WHITE MIDI FROCK.

TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S BLACK & WHITE MIDI FROCK

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A breezy cotton summer frock in a nice print – I like the focus on the upper bodice and at the hem. It’s a figure-enhancing style that creates an hourglass shape.

The skirt is not completely full, but it sways and billows nicely. Looks great with casual heels. Love it!

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FLATTERING TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S – EARLY 1960’S SUMMER DRESS IN APRICOT

FLATTERING TRUE VINTAGE 1950'S – EARLY 1960'S SUMMER DRESS IN APRICOT.