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1960's Peach collared dress ...

VintageRachel ChurchComment

Yesterday I went on a little day trip to shop for more items.  I found some really cute things!  Is it just me or does anyone else get exhausted from a day of shopping?  As if it were as sport or something.  Weird.

I snatched up this pretty dress as soon as I saw her.  It's a peach cocktail dress from the 1960's and was Union made with no other label.  By my research with Union labels, it was made between 1964 and 1973 and looks to be more 60's.  The collar is amazing!  It has gold roping, gold beads, and clusters of rhinestones.  There is also a fun belt design detail on the waist.  This dress is in amazing condition and will be the perfect summer event or party dress.  Check it out in the Etsy store today! 

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.