Sunday, August 22, 2010

Vintage Fashion ~ Dresses

Today I'm showing the dresses in my personal vintage fashion collection. I've mentioned before that I've been wearing vintage pieces since I was in high school. I have always loved the dress styles of the fifties with the full skirts and tiny waists. And the lovely little details like covered buttons, matching belts, beautiful pleats, and of course the wonderful FABRICS!

This cheery blue floral is my favorite. I'm in love with the print and it has a cute fabric belt. So sweet!

The tag reads "Gay Gibson".

This next one isn't a dress, but rather a vintage sequined sweater. It makes such a pretty outfit when paired with my white full skirt.
Its a gorgeous sky blue and has white floral beading around the neck and bottom.
It zips up the back to a drop V.

The next is a pretty pink dress sporting an asymetrical look with a cute bow over one shoulder.

This last one is a vintage "remake". About 20+ years ago, I was going to a formal dinner with a friend of mine and I needed a dress. Even back then, I was in love with vintage, so my mom and I searched all the thrifts in the area to find a pretty dress. Well, what we found was a dress with a pretty skirt, but the top was a discolored mauve pink velvet. So my talented mother deconstructed the dress and made a new top for it. We picked a simple cream satin and changed the style a bit to a drop waist so the skirt sits right at the hip. It looked beautiful on. (I can't believe my waist was ever that small!)

The skirt is such a pretty floral tapestry, and it has enough weight to hold its shape without a lot of crinoline.

The back is cut in a similar style as the sequin sweater. Mom really out did herself with this one!

Well, that's about it for my collection of vintage dresses...hopefully, one day soon I'll be able to fit into them again. ;-)
Oh, and I'm sorry for the unexpected blogging break. Hubby and I were both down sick for over a week and then, just as we were feeling better, the puppy got sick. :-(
She tries to eats just about everthing she comes in contact with out in the yard... tomatoes, peaches, locusts, ants, sticks, etc...We usually catch her before she has a chance to swallow said object, but appearantly something got past us.
She couldn't keep food down and was wimpering under the dresser all morning yesterday. Fortunately the vet was able to see her right away and took xrays and blood work and gave her something to calm her stomach. Happy to report, she's feeling much better today!


Elizabeths Attic said...

I just love the dresses - being a baby of the 50s I did not manage to wear them but my mum always had lovely dresses which she made herself. I love to see your items and look forward to each new blog. I thought I would pass on how my dog 'Sam' loved to eat bark. When out in the country he could strip a branch within 10 seconds and no matter how we tried to stop him we never could... 'Pets don't we just love em'

Have a happy week
Beverley x

Stephanie said...

Curious little Hunny. Glad she's feeling better and you too. Gorgeous vintage dresses. Oh to dream of having a smaller waist again but I fear that is not to be. I just love the first sleeveless floral print and the gorgeous sequined top! Elegant.

Kathy said...

All the clothes are wonderful, but I really love the blue "Gay Gibson!" So pretty and feminine.

Melody said...

OMG! I love those outfits. I could see Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor wearing that sweater with white capri pants. I got your care package today..thanks soooo much.
Cross your fingers I can make it work :)
Youn are so sweet to help me.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

What a lovely collection, especially that beaded sweater. I'm swooning over that one :->

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rochambeau said...

Hi Kimberly!
Each ensemble a masterpiece. Would love to see you modeling!
Thanks for your kind comment about the boat.

My Casa Bella said...

That blue dress is beautiful. At times I feel I was born at the wrong time, I loved how they dressed back in the '50's and earlier. So feminine.

Melody said...

Hey Kim, Everything okay? Didn't see your Vintage Alphabet for needle books and things. Just got worried.

Shiree said...

I love the dresses, they certainly were very feminine back then huh!
You puppy is such a delight I am sure, so so cute..

Bettsi said...

Gorgeous dresses! I long for a tiny waist like that