Another beautiful 1970s dress has just arrived in stock!
J’adore the 70s! It’s arguably my favorite decade for music (glitter rock, punk, rockabilly + teddy boy + mod revival… I secretly love disco too); and I love how fashions of the 1930s inspired most of the clothing. Additionally, the Women’s Liberation movement gave rise to a need for dresses which were not only fashionable, but fuss free. The modern woman was now preoccupied with her career; hours worth of ironing was the last thing she needed on her to-do list.
And so the popularity in wrinkle free, fade resistant, wash & wear polyester skyrocketed. Lightweight polyesters paired 30s inspired silhouettes made perfect day dresses, which could be worn to the disco by night as well. In todays fashion world. we refer to these as ‘secretary dresses’.
This darling dress is a perfect example of the secretary dress. It’s modest enough to wear at a day job. Yet it’s soft and flirty enough to wear on a date. I love the scarf style bodice draping and peplum. And those screen print hibiscuses!
Unlike many vintage items, this one comes in a larger size. And at only $29.99, ya can’t go wrong. It can’t wait to find a new home, and create more happy memories.
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Last weekends estate sale scores!
I love 50s poodle motif things. And 50s appliqued things. So why not have the best of both worlds? Best trash can ever. The estate I got it from was JAM PACKED with nothing but 1940s-70s stuff. I’m pretty convinced these people stopped shopping in the 70s, and never threw out a thing.
The sale was supposed to start at 9am, but was postponed till 12 due to the snowstorm. By 12:30 they sales folks finally arrived. Yes, I stood all that time out in the snow. Without a jacket. It was worth it.
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