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black cocktail dress

1960's Black feather cocktail dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

Now this is a little back dress that stands out above the rest!  It's a 1960's short cocktail dress that has one shoulder and is lined with a feather trim.  These feathers add such great texture and are so incredibly soft.  For an extra touch, there is a sheer piece of black chiffon that hangs from the back of the shoulder.  It's just enough fabric to blow in the wind and make you look like the most fashion forward lady at the party without getting wrapped up and tangled.  This little lady is a serious show stopper.  Check it out in the Etsy store

1970's Tiered LBD

VintageRachel ChurchComment

You cant ever have too many little black dresses, right?  This is a classic LBD with a sleeveless lace top and a layered skirt.  It has tiers of black fabric that go from the waist down to the knee area.  It's simple, yet detailed enough with the pretty lace pattern to wear at as a nice cocktail dress or out on a date night.  The modest top equals out the short, but not "too" short, skirt to make it appropriate for many occasions.  It's great as a warm weather dress, but when the weather gets cooler it would even look wonderful with colored tights and cute booties!  Check it out in the shop today! 

1970's Black sequin dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

Va-va-voom!  Today's dress is a 1970's fully sequined black evening dress.  It's super glamorous and has a classic fitted silhouette that's very flattering.  It has thin spaghetti straps and a metal zipper on the left side.  Because the top is slightly daring, it's nice that the skirt is a little long and has more of a modest pencil skirt look.  It's pretty obvious that this dress has enough sparkle to it, so the only accessories needed are heels, a simple clutch, a fun lip color, and a sleek hairdo. Too much jewelry might be overkill with this one!  Check it out today in the shop