The Ivy Retreat

pleated 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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1960's Beige pintuck dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

This gorgeous dress is such a fun piece!  It was made in the 1960's by a company called Nardis of Dallas.  The label also lists that the dress is made from "Ola Keltic" Irish linen.  With the tiny horizontal pintuck pleats and beautiful texture of the beige/ecru/ light tan linen, this dress really is a beauty.  It has a wide boat neck collar and a hidden zipper down the back. There are also beautiful one inch strips of matching crochet lace horizontally placed along the dress that add great detail to the design.  Be sure to check it out in the shop today!  Oh yeah, don't forget about the summer sale!

Preppy white and blue dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

This dress doesn't really need an explanation because it's so darn cute, but I'll give it to you anyway! It's a 1950's handmade dress that was created from a textured pattern of royal blue lines intersecting each other on white cotton.  It has large pleats dispersed throughout the skirt as well as smaller ones on the front of the bust.  There is a zipper down the back of the dress and pointed Peter Pan collars on the front and back sides.  It is appropriate for so many occasions and can be dressed up or down.  It would be great to wear to work as well as out visiting the girls for brunch.  I've decided that if there was a tag it would say "this dress definitely needs to be danced around and twirled in before wearing it out in public"... this is simply for its ranking on the cuteness scale.