I wanted to share with you my newest vintage purchases that of course I bought from my favourite vintage shop 'Friperie.' I was fortunate enough to be asked to design my dear friend Kate's wedding dress late last year (which I will share with you in a future post) and I wanted to wear something classic and elegant. I love how wearing vintage can make you feel like you are escaping into a past era. I came across this gorgeous 1960's vintage gown in a perfect dusty pink colour with detailed pearl beading around the neckline and waistline. I was a little uncomfortable wearing a long gown to a beach wedding in Byron Bay so I had the dress cut just above the knee and left the train at the back. It added a modern twist to the vintage dress. I know Martez the owner of Friperie vintage was sad to hear I would be cutting her amazing vintage find but I assured her I would photograph the dress in its original form and post it on Dusty Petals before doing so. I'll share the reconstructed version soon.
I have selected some vintage dresses available through Etsy at the bottom of the post. Don't be afraid to make small alterations with your vintage items like removing the sleeves, shortening the hemline or changing the neckline. I encourage you to go back in time through vintage, it is so much fun!!!
1- 1960s Silver Metallic Embroidered Formal Cocktail Wedding Party Holiday Dress with Ostrich Feather Trim, $85.00
2- Cotton Candy Pink Vintage 60's Chiffon Party Dress, $138.00 http://www.etsy.com/shop/Planetclairevintage?ref=seller_info
3- Vintage 1960s Nautical Living stripe baby doll summer dress, $48.00 http://www.etsy.com/shop/simplicityisbliss?ref=seller_info
4- DAINTY 1960s vintage Peachy crochet skooter dress, $48.00 http://www.etsy.com/shop/nicolavicius?ref=seller_info
5- 1960s Navy and White Nautical Sailor Themed dress (Size Extra Large XL) $69.00 www.etsy.com
6- Vintage 1960s dress floral cotton mod sun dress $28.00
1- Vintage 1950s Baby Doll plaid cotton swimsuit $184.00
2- 1950s vintage floral silk cocktail wiggle dress $245.00
3-Vintage 1950's Dress Floral Print Garden Party Cocktail Dress (small) $116.00 http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheVintageStudio?ref=seller_info
4- 50s Flocked CHIFFON Petticoat Dress, $220.00 http://www.etsy.com/shop/GoodEye?ref=seller_info
5- 1950s Nude Peach Organza Woven Floral Lace Formal Cocktail Prom Wedding Party Dress, $300.00 http://www.etsy.com/shop/daisyandstella?ref=seller_info
1- 1980s Vintage Dress with White corset / gold star rhinestones , $128.00 http://www.etsy.com/shop/aiseirigh?ref=seller_info
2- 1980s Vintage 80s Ball Gown in Periwinkle Blue (Size Small) http://www.etsy.com
3- Vintage 1980s Pink Beaded Cocktail Dress by CONTINENTAL COUTURE Art Deco Style Design, $89.00 http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwirlVintageCo?ref=seller_info
Have a wonderful week! See you soon.