? Day 149 of Vintage 365 ?
Generally speaking, I draw my vintage fashion line right around 1960. There is much to like, admire and adopt from the decade of revolution, rock and roll, and free love, but usually the fashions of the swinging sixties are not my cup of tea. That said, every now and then a vintage – or vintage reproduction or inspired – piece comes ago that positively sweeps me off my feet.
Case in point, the utterly ravishing print dress below. Cut in a style that instantly calls to mind early 1960s frocks (and which wouldn’t have looked out of place at all on the first couple of seasons of Mad Men), this incredibly pretty 100% cotton dress – with its darling round collar, flattering empire waist, princess seems, and zipper up the back – is so irresistibly lovely that I’d be all to happy to break my own rule and dive head first into early sixties fashions for a chance to sport this sublimely summer worthy frock.
From the lively, happiness inducing aquamarine, carnation pink and snowflake white hues to the feminine flare of the skirt, everything about this dress telegraphs a chic, youthful sophistication that transcends time and trends.
Available in ladies sizes small to 1XL from online Canadian fashion retailer Dress 911, this gorgeous floral print Beverly Dixie Dress retails for $98.95 (Cnd), and would make a very sound, incredibly stylish addition to your spring and summer wardrobe.
Indeed, if more looks from the sixties had been this enchantingly pretty, perhaps I’d have to rethink my sartorial cut-off date and start delving into the iconic looks that helped define one of the most impactful decades of the twentieth century.
For the time being though, I’m happy just to daydream about this sparkling gem of a floral patterned summer dress magically hanging in my closet, ready to be worn any time I needed a vibrant dose of 1960s wardrobe cheer to brighten my day.