April 7, 2011

A fabulous 1950s style aquamarine polka dot dress that is sure to steal your heart!

Day 97 of Vintage 365


The gorgeous item of clothing at the centre of today's post is one of those stunning web finds that I chanced upon several weeks back, and was struck (yet again) with the thought of this morning that I should post about before it's too (one never knows, after all, how long an online retailer will keep a given item in stock).

I have a running list that I keep of things that I hope to incorporate into posts here on Chronically Vintage, and this dazzling frock has been calling out at me from said list all week long, so I knew I simply couldn't let another day pass without posting about it.

If I was ticking off the boxes beside the elements that I strive to find in a vintage dress (or vintage reproduction dress, as in the case of sublime number), this positively beautiful aqua hued frock would score very, very well thanks to its full skirt, timelessly wonderful colour (that just screams springtime to me!), terrifically pretty, dainty little black velvet bow, crisp white polka dot pattern, and immensely flattering square neckline (paired with wide shoulder straps - meaning you can actually wear a proper undergarment beneath it without running the risk of your bra straps poking out!).

Dubbed The Gidget, this enchantingly lovely dress - which is available for $165.00 (Australian) from online vintage clothing seller Hot Couture - is nothing shy of swoon-worthy (hmmm, can you tell I'm more than a little smitten with it?! :) ). It's the sort of terrifically feminine, utterly elegant, perfectly timeless dress that I could just as easily imagine wearing out on a date with my beloved hubby, as I can pairing it with a cute little cardigan and wearing to run errands or relax in as I nibble a June picnic under a willow tree.

Available in ladies sizes XS to XXXL (all of which, at the time of writing this post, are in stock), this amazing 1950s style vintage reproduction dress is the kind of wardrobe treasure that could see you through a myriad of events, from attending a causal spring wedding to a PTA meeting, antique shopping with your BBF to strolling hand-in-hand on a warm summer's eve with your sweetie.

It is classy, youthful, alluring, and down-right stunning - not to mention exactly the kind of vintage dress I go positively giddy over! Smile


  1. 365 days of vintage BLISS! I love that you're doing this. This dress is SO worthy of a post. Adorable! -diane

  2. Ooh, yes, Hot Couture have some great things, don't they? Makes me happy to see a local business on an international blog. =]
    -Andi x

  3. THis is stunning and looks like a great "twirling" dress
    (remember spinning in full dresses when we were children) : ))
    I haven't popped over for awhile, I hope you are doing well

  4. I can see why you love this dress so much--what a gorgeous look!

  5. Ohhh that dress is so perfect! I just adore the colours. Im hoping to start rock n roll lessons soon, something like this would be perfect :)


  6. I love that it's one gorgeous frock.

  7. This dress is gorgeous! I don't know if I have what it takes to pull off this look, but I'm tempted to find out.

  8. Just had to leave a comment on this. (Remember, I'm TRYING VERY HARD to not comment on everything.) I got a kick out of you mentioning that the bra straps could actually stay out of sight. Nowadays, showing the bra seems to be the way of things. Nothing is left to the imagination anymore.

    Cute dress...one I'm going to pin, just so I can look at it again and again.