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 myto help me pick an era- 1940’s 1950’s, or 1960’s. The 1940’s won by a landslide which actually surprised me a bit because the last time I conducted a poll it came back all 50’s.
So anyways up to my costume room I went to find something summer and 40’s and ….. nothing. Apparently I don’t own any summer 40’s clothing. Everything 40’s 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 50’s. The cut is a slim A line so that is more 40’s but the round collar and shorter sleeves says 50’s 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 50’s but with a vintage pattern. What’s your guess?
The shoes are cute pink wedges from target, belt is from another 60’s vintage dress, and double strand pearl necklace is my grandmas from the 50’s. The sunglasses (which my husbands says are very 60’s) 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 complement while out. This dresses has now been moved from the costume room down to my main closet for other summer time 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 : )