The Ivy Retreat

ivory dress

1940's Ivory satin gown

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Since it's Friday and this week has been very long and exhausting, I figured I would save something special for you.  This is a gorgeous 1940's bias cut slip that would look stunning as a wedding dress.  With the proper undergarments, this ivory and tan lace gown would be the prefect fit for a glamorous bride who wants a sleek, soft, and romantic dress for her big day. The bias cut of the material will hug the body in all the right places.  From the satin ribbon that ties around the back, to the delicate lace that's scattered along the top section, this is an amazing find.  Check it out in the shop !


1960's Ivory knit dress

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Today's post is a simple knit dress from the 1960's.  Sometimes, simple is just best!  It was handmade from a slightly stretchy ivory knit material that has ivory stripes in varying widths along it.  There is also a zipper along the back for fit.  For an effortless, easy breezy summertime look, this dress is just awesome.  It would be beautiful paired with a textured or colored belt and depending on the occasion, it would work well with heels or flats.  The simple t-shirt type collar makes an amazing canvas for a fun necklace too!  Check out this beauty and many more at the Etsy store! 

Ivory and pearls...

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Look at this stunner!  When I found this dress I was told it was from an estate sale in Michigan.  An old woman had preserved it wonderfully along with a whole closet of lovely items.  This dress is from the 1970's and is by Ayres Unlimited.  It has darling pearl button closures down the front of the entire dress as well as a detachable matching belt for the waist.  There is a large collar that covers the shoulders and long sleeves that have pearl buttons as well.  It's floor length and has a slight front slit.

This dress really could be used for many occasions.  I can see it as a wedding dress for a modern bride who really likes simple, straight lines and the minimalism look and I can also see it on the red carpet.  It's beautiful, elegant, and in great shape.  Check it out at the Etsy shop today!