This 1950s dress is perfect for a nice warm day!
I don't often buy actual vintage anymore. It can be hard to get a good fit especially when buying online, they are not often up to the wear and tear of everyday life and prices have gone way up. But I just had to make an exception for this dress when I found it last summer.
Someone had taken very good care of this dress. All it needed was a wash and to tack on some of the buttons which had come loose.
Speaking of buttons, the ones on this dress are great! Knowing me, I would have probably picked a basic black button to go with such a busy print but these ones are just more fun. Whenever I wear this dress, I'm reminded to not be scared of some of the more exciting buttons in my stash.
And the self-fabric ruffle at the neckline is fabulous too! This would be a great way to use up those little bits that are always left over from a sewing project.
I wish that it had a matching self-fabric belt but this black one does just fine. It's probably one of my most worn accessories actually.
Unfortunately, we were running late this morning so it's the only accessory I had time to throw on. And my hair was kind of blah but that's life sometimes. Not everyday has to be picture perfect.
Simple and pretty is always a good idea. The more I wear vintage, the more I am attracted to more simple, everyday styles. Those fancy looks just take so much energy.
Of course, I still love my giant crinolines! And swooshy skirts!
What are you excited to wear as spring is arriving?