The Ivy Retreat

mint dress

1950's Mint preppy dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

This pale mint dress from the 1950's is preppy and sweet.  It has a little bow at the waist and tiny covered buttons down the back.  The pearlescent fabric is gorgeous in a floral damask pattern.  It would be an ideal cocktail dress or outfit for a daytime wedding.  Be sure to check out this cutie and more in the shop!

1960's Seafoam evening gown

VintageRachel ChurchComment

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!  We found a rooftop restaurant here in Georgetown that had great access to a fireworks show, some lovely drink specials, and a buffet that was too good to not visit... twice.  That's a successful night if you ask me!

I found this dress on a recent shopping trip.  It's from Jack Bryan and was probably made in the 1960's although it might be from the 1950's.  It has a beautiful light, seafoam, minty green color chiffon and is floor length .  The top portion of the dress has a notched lapel and three covered buttons.  The long, unlined sleeves and full skirt make this dress look graceful and elegant. It comes with a matching buttoned belt as well.  The sale at my Etsy shop is still going on, so stop by and say hi!