✯ 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 :)