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cotton dress

Cotton day dress

Vintage, DressRachel ChurchComment

This cotton day dress from the 1950's is simple and sweet.  It has a nice full pleated skirt, a fitted waist, and buttons that go down the front.  There are additional pleated details on the front and back of the top too.  It would be the perfect dress for spring!  Take a look at this beauty and more dresses in the shop!

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1950's Pale yellow party dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

This sweet 1950's party dress is stunning.  Its soft pale yellow color, delicate lace details, and tiny pleats are a winning combination.  In my search for beautiful fashion from the past, I've come to the realization that people were a lot smaller back in the "good ol' days."  With the wide ranges of sizing needed for modern day shoppers, sometimes it's nice to come upon a dress that isn't a size 2!  Although it's pinned back for photos, this dress will actually best fit a size medium or large.  How refreshing!  Can't you image this being worn to a baby shower, ladies brunch, or an outdoor wedding?  Stop by the shop and take a look!

Simple, White Wedding Dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

Hi again!  So here is another pretty dress that's up on the Etsy site.  It is from the 1950's and is made of a simple cotton material that has a linen like grainy texture to it .  There is a zipper on the left side of the dress and large pleats in the front.  A big pearIescent decorative button is attached to the scoop of the neckline.  I think it could be used for so many events!  A simple beach, nautical, or backyard wedding would be the perfect fit for this effortless yet preppy style of dress.  It would also be great on your next vacation or worn at a honeymoon getaway paired with sandals, a big wicker tote bag, and some fun jewelry to add in color.  Remember to check it check out in the store!