Wednesday, December 23, 2009

vintage finds

I stumbled across 3 great vintage dresses in my size while wandering through an antique shop yesterday.  At only $25 apiece, I thought they were quite an amazing find!  I need to get a few minor spots out, but other than that they are in great shape.  Wanna see what I got?


I need to make a proper slip for this one since it is so sheer! It's hard to see in the picture, but the fabric has dainty brown scribbles all over it - very suitable for an artist, I thought!  I probably won't wear this dress with my oxfords unless I'm doing a reenactment event, but I just wanted to see how it would look with "sensible" 40's shoes.  I think it would be cuter with ballet flats though.


I almost didn't get this one since crazy zebra stripes aren't really my thing, but now I'm so glad I did!  I think it looks much cuter on me that it did in the hanger.  I think this dress will get the most wear of any of them since the style is so timeless.



This one has the most amazing detailing with pintucks covering the top and sleeves and a few down the skirt.  It makes me wanna go swing dancing!!

8 comments:

  1. Those are FABULOUS. You look so great in 1940s -- you should wear it all the time!

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  2. You look so lovely! It's like you just steped out of an old movie or photo.

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  3. Gorgeous. They all really suit you.

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  4. Wowser, they are all HAWT. I particularly love the blue one. Gorgeous.

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  5. I like the navy one and the black-and-white print the best. And I think that they'd both look great with the black open-toed pumps you're wearing in the photo of the black-and-white print.

    As for the pastel print, agreed about ballet flats. Especially a pair in a cream, taupe, or maybe a light mauve color.

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  6. One more thing--maybe a black patent-leather belt with the "zebra" print? The matching belt works, but a black belt might give it a bit more pizazz.

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  7. I LOVE the navy one! you must wear that all the time! So so so gorgeous on you!

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  8. Okay, that last dress is perfect! You look stunning in it. Kudos on your fabulous, frugal finds :)

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