These red, white, and blue sailor dresses are perfect for a vintage summer! Nautical themed dresses inspired by the styles of the 1940s and 1950s are often worn on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July / Independence Day, and at WWII reenactment events. Cute navy blue and white pin up sailor dresses are equally popular as tea dresses, wiggle dresses, and swing dresses. The sailor dress style began in the 1930s and lasted through to the 1960s. Today, the style appears every spring and summer as a reminder of lazy days at the beach, sailing, or my favorite – on a cruise!