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1940's Floral rayon wedding dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

This is a gorgeous 1940's dress.  When I came across it, it was listed as an ingenue floral rayon dress.  The "ingenue" part, meaning an innocent girl or young woman, would make sense because it does fit a smaller frame is very sweet looking.  A subtle floral pattern covers the dress and the skirt portion is sectioned into three tiers.  The neckline is a sweetheart style that's gathered with the gathered sleeves sitting slightly off the shoulders.  It can be difficult to find a white dress that's in great condition, but this pretty little piece is!  I think it could be a beautiful vintage wedding dress or after party dress for a bride who loves retro flair.  Check it out in the shop today! 

1960's White crochet dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

Wouldn't this little beauty be the most darling thing for a bride to wear!  It could work as a casual retro wedding dress, a wedding rehearsal outfit, or even a second dress at the wedding for when lots of dancing is required. :)  It's a 1960's short white crochet dress that was handmade and has no label.  It has a zipper going down the back and a short mandarin collar.  A detachable blue satin belt comes along with the dress and the bow in the front gives just the right preppy touch.  Make sure to head on over to the Etsy shop today and check it out! 

Ivory and pearls...

VintageRachel ChurchComment

Look at this stunner!  When I found this dress I was told it was from an estate sale in Michigan.  An old woman had preserved it wonderfully along with a whole closet of lovely items.  This dress is from the 1970's and is by Ayres Unlimited.  It has darling pearl button closures down the front of the entire dress as well as a detachable matching belt for the waist.  There is a large collar that covers the shoulders and long sleeves that have pearl buttons as well.  It's floor length and has a slight front slit.

This dress really could be used for many occasions.  I can see it as a wedding dress for a modern bride who really likes simple, straight lines and the minimalism look and I can also see it on the red carpet.  It's beautiful, elegant, and in great shape.  Check it out at the Etsy shop today!