Vintage 1950s dress | Summer Outfit

vintage 1950s dress summer

This dress is definitely a little bit cutesy and twee. vintage 1950s dress summer outfit
Oh-so-twee and oh-so-sweet.
Oh, how I LOVE IT!

vintage 1950s dress summer

This dress is a very simple day dress from the 1950s.
Nothing fancy.
Plain(ish) linen.
I’m guessing it was nothing very special at the time.
In comparison to modern garments, it feels like a luxury piece.
It is made so beautifully.
The fabric is substantial.
The seams are generous.
The lining is perfect.

vintage 1950s dress summer

I feel like such a ‘girl’ wearing this dress.
(Ignoring the mirror helps with this!)
The skirt of the dress makes me skip around like a loon.
I want to swirl and twirl.
It makes me smile.

I’ve worn this dress a few times.. you can see it HERE with chunky sandals… and it’s always easy to wear and simple to style.
For me, feeling ‘precious’ about vintage pieces (or any other so-called ‘good’ items) is daft.
What’s the point in owning beautiful things and them hanging sadly in a wardrobe, unworn?

Get those special pieces out of your cupboard or drawer.
Get them used up, worn and enjoyed!
Use your best bits and bobs while you can… you’re a long time dead.

For this outfit today, I’ve just popped on a pair of white gutties and grabbed a little bowling-style bag.
Everything else was easy.
No muss, no fuss.

Simple makeup; Red lips and sunglasses.
Natural (Read: Doing its own thing in the wind!) hair.
A few layered necklaces.
A couple of rings.
A perfect summer outfit!

{This shot of the back of the dress was not intended to be used, it was just an accidental snap, but I realised the back of this dress is so pretty and the lining is cut skillfully to make it stick out a little.
They just don’t make dresses like this anymore do they?}

Do you own any dresses (vintage or otherwise) that make you feel ‘twirly and girly’?
I’d love to know!

DRESS: Vintage
BAG: Radley (charity shopped)
NECKLACES: Gifted, vintage and charity shopped.
RINGS: Various pieces collected over time.

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