Last Wednesday was my hubby and I’s two year anniversary. We waited till Friday to celebrate by going downtown to dine on the Truckee River. Not sure what I should wear, I asked my Facebook fans to help me pick an era- 1940s, 1950s, or 1960s. The 1940s won by a landslide, which actually surprised me a bit because the last time I conducted a poll it came back all ’50s.
So anyways, up to my costume room I went to find something summer and ’40s and ….. nothing. Apparently I don’t own any summer ’40s clothing. Everything ’40s I have is mostly winter or spring. With temps being up to 90F all week I needed something cooler. That’s when I dug out this cute dress. I bought it two years ago an antique fair for $10, maybe less. It is incredibly cute and I don’t think it was ever worn. Until Friday I had never worn it. Wedding weight gain, then baby. then, well, long story short I recently lost 8 lbs (and counting) which is enough to get back into this dress. I think it’s maybe early ’50s. The cut is a slim A line so that is more ’40s, but the round collar and shorter sleeves says ’50s to me. It is handmade so no label to help me. I always have the worst time dating homemade clothing. I think its was made more recently than the ’50s but with a vintage pattern. What’s your guess?
The shoes are cute pink wedges from target, belt is from another ’60s vintage dress, and double strand pearl necklace is my grandmas from the ’50s. The sunglasses (which my husband says are very ’60s) are also from Target. I didn’t have time to do any special forties styling so I did my usual half back with a Bumpit up top for some vintage volume.
I love this look and received a good compliment while out. This dress has now been moved from the costume room down to my main closet for other summertime adventures this year. Here is to hoping a few more pounds less (and some better vintage undies) will get me back into a few more of my “never worn” vintage dresses.
Thanks for your help fans! Next time I do a “what should I wear poll” I’ll be sure to actually have it ready to wear : )