March 27, 2011

A timelessly lovely 1940s dress that's ideal for spring

Day 86 of Vintage 365

There's a graceful elegance to this vintage dress that makes it so desirably beautiful. It's the kind of classic piece that you could so easily imagine your grandmother or great-grandmother putting on before she headed out to work, the market, to take the kids to school, or perhaps for a bridge game with Doris and Ethel from down the block.

A true treasure from the past, this wonderful deadstock (never worn) vintage dress - made by Fashion Frock of Cincinnati - from the 1940s is sophisticated and chic, while also being wonderfully practical. I could so easily imagine slipping into it for everything from job interview to a day of sightseeing. It's deep brown-married-with-burgundy hue is paired with regal copper embroidery and tiny brass buttons for a palette will never go out of style.

Made of lightweight rayon and featuring three-quarter length sleeves, the tailoring of this lovely frock is fitted - but certainly not skin-tight. It's material and cut make it absolutely perfect for the warmer months of spring and summer that we're finally tumbling into.

Partnered with a great vintage hat (I'm thinking something lively and pretty with a sprig of millinery flowers or perhaps even a small feather plume), soft coloured gloves (cream would be a gorgeous match), and a dainty handbag, this fantastic vintage dress (which fits up to a 38" bust/30" waist, and is available for $98.00 from Buffalo Gal Vintage) is the kind of wonderful wardrobe staple that you'll happily reach for spring after spring after spring :)


  1. I love the 40s and I adore this dress, I'm going to have to check that shop out, thanks for sharing!

  2. What a charming dress. You're right, it would look perfect with just the right hat. I see a bit of netting and delicate flowers. Love it.