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1950's Blue patterned dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

This is such a gorgeous dress from the 1950's!  The pattern is a horizontally positioned royal blue and Kelly green abstract print with a white base.  I'm so excited for all of the beautiful details on this piece!  It has a raised mandarin type collar that can stand or lay flat.  It also has a royal blue belt and pockets on the sides with a fun sections of material that hang out of the openings to make them stand out against the busy background  There are lovely clear plastic buttons at the top section with tiny rhinestones in the center of them as well.  I could go on, but it speaks for itself!  Check in out in the shop soon! 


1950's Mint green party dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

When I imagine what a lady of the 1950's would wear to a sophisticated luncheon party, this dress comes to mind.  Sitting there with perfect posture, she would be eating tiny sandwiches, talking about the latest trends, and drinking lemonade with her pinkie finger up. This is a gorgeous piece from designer Lorrie Deb of San Francisco and was made in the 50's.  It is a really lovely soft mint green color with a light tan sleeveless floral lace top section.  The large bow sits at the front of the waist and gives the perfect lady-like, preppy touch to the outfit.  The mint green skirt portion is covered by a loose chiffon overlay that almost gives it a velvety appearance.  Just stunning!  This dress is up in the Etsy shop today so be sure to check it out!