May 29, 2011

Spring's beauty and splendour captured in a darling 1960s inspired dress

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.


  1. Super cute dress! To me it has a lot of the 50's vibe which I why I can get into it. It's not screaming 60's to me.

  2. Lovely pick there! I do find that early 60s is often rather pretty actually - it still has some very feminine cuts with nice full skirts and some very pretty collars and neck lines. I stop when dresses start to lose their waists and length though... Some of those dresses are super-cute but it needs to be Jean Shrimpton wearing them, rather than me!

  3. That is a really lovely print. The dress looks to be a very flattering shape, as well.

  4. Timeless style...and those colors...yummo...

  5. I have gotten back to going through the daily posts. (Yes, I STILL intend to read them all. It's just taking me forever since I've gotten caught up with my Seasonal Affective Disorder.)

    Anyhow, I LOVE this dress. It's gorgeous. The colors are beautiful, and so is the style. It absolutely does not look 1960's to me; however, I know the beginning of the decade was much different than the end. We tend to think of the whole decade of the 60's as being wild and hippy-ish, but the beginning of the decade, I think, had alot of the same styles as they had in the 50's...which is probably why I like this dress.