The Ivy Retreat

preppy 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!

1950's Coral preppy dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

This preppy coral dress is such a cute piece.  It's a handmade party dress from the 1950's.  The color is a really nice tomato-coral that's bright and cheery.  The dress is a simple enough to be appropriate for anything from work to an evening event.  Adding small accessories would be all that it needs!  The classic shape is great and the preppy bow, pleating in the skirt, and interesting lines in the top give it some unique design details that make it stand out.  Check it out in the shop today! 


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!