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cocktail dress

1960's Pink chiffon dress

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Today's post is a fun 1960's pink dress that I found recently.  It's a short cocktail length dress with long sleeves and a raised collar.  The skirt part is really great!  It's fully pleated with tiny pleats that continue down to create a very flouncy and full lower section.  The lightweight chiffon material keeps it soft, the button details on the sleeves gives it a touch of  the mod look, and the vibrant neon coral-pink material make a bold statement.  Check it out in the shop soon! 

1950's Red party dress

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Isn't this just the quintessential 1950's party dress?  The rich cheery red color, preppy design, and full skirt make it perfect for a holiday event or fancy party.  It's a Betty Lane Original and includes a detachable small red crinoline that ties around the waist.  The cinched waist and petite bow are adorable and really make the look complete; just like a perfectly wrapped present! It has a boat neck front collar that creates a deep v shape into the back which leads to a metal zipper.  This pretty piece is up for sale today in the Etsy shop, so be sure to stop by!