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1960's Pink chiffon dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

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! 

1960's Peach mini dress

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This 1960's peach dress is so sweet.  It has a v-neck collar, short bouncy skirt, and a large bow that sits at the middle of the waist area.  The color is a nice light pink/ salmon/ peach mix and the fabric has a bit of an iridescence to it.  There are tiny glitter flakes in the material that create a sheen without making the outfit too shiny or sparkly.  Sequins are one thing, but glitter that's overdone on an outfit can be a nightmare.  For a girly, preppy look, this dress would look adorable with a white button down shirt put under it to create a jumper look.  Check it out in the shop

1960's Pink sailor dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

How precious is this little dress?  Every time I pass it I want to say "awww, how cute", like it's a puppy or something, but I usually stop myself.  It's a 1960's vinyl shift by the Lion-Etta company and the pastel light pink color is really pretty.  It has navy blue stitching, a zipper down the back, and a folded collar.  It's not too common to see women's dresses with neck ties, but it really works for this piece!  Is mod-preppy-sailor a clothing trend?  If not it probably should be the next big thing.  Check it out in the Etsy shop today!