Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Flurry of Vintage-style Dresses!

I do like vintage, but I haven't worn vintage clothes all that much since the 1980s (when I was a devotee of little white lacy blouses, of course)!
However, I've had an exciting few weeks tracking down vintage and vintage-style dresses in the charity shops and braderies of spring-time France:
This one is really super - hand made and very new, despite the vintage-style. Don't you think it looks nice with my 6€ sling-backs from the local braderie? Sadly, it seems to have been made for Marilyn Munroe, and I've done some pinning around the top and will have to get stitching and taking in...
This little cutie seems to have been made for Minnie Mouse - but it fits me very well!
This one isn't really vintage in style, but I do like it and it will come camping with me and appear un-crumpled from a rucksack, which is a huge bonus!
There's a belt on this one which I need to adjust - it looks fine now, but I think it will look nicer once it's belted! It's really the oldest dress - properly vintage, whilst the others are just 'in the style of'.

And finally, I did buy one second-hand modern dress, which is going to come in so handy on a daily basis, I can tell you!

Which one is your favourite?

With thanks to Della and Kezzie, whose fashion blog posts made me realise that I surely could manage to put the timer on my camera, but who usually manage to avoid water-containers and wheelbarrows in their own wonderful photos!

16 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

I'll take dresses one and two please!!
Jane x

Elizabethd said...

I'll have dress 3 please, very chic.
You look lovely in them all Floss, what finds!!

Angela said...

That's fine, because I like #4!! x
[oh and the 6Euro shoes]

Lorrie said...

I love that first dress. It looks so great on you. I love the color and the style. What great finds.

Sherri B. said...

All of the dresses are lovely but I must say that the third one (Minnie Mouse) is my favorite, it fits you just like it was made for you..very becoming. xo

Kezzie said...

Oooooh, preeeetty Floss!!! You look so lovely in these- my favourite is number 1 and the one with daisies on!!!! Ha ha, the timer! Well, the water butt is better than the heap of rubbish usually on the sofa or armchair/breakfast bar when I do inside posts! I love finding vintage treasures in Charity shops- sadly doesn't happen that often here!x

Serenata said...

You look great in them Floss, they are all so lovely. So spring like.

Clothes don't hold much attention for me at the moment, being nearly 2 stone over my normal weight and struggling to lose it.

Fat Dormouse said...

I think you look fab in all of them, but the Minnie Mouse dress gives you a real "sassy" look! I wish I looked so good in my summer gear (none of which are dresses!)

Andi's English Attic said...

I still have some of my Laura Ashley dresses from the 80s but, alas, after two children they no longer fit me and my daughter is too young to appreciate vintage. I love the first dress especially. xx

Selfsewn said...

Oh hello nice to see you!
I wish I could be wearing a dress.
I love the polka, cos you look really happy in it xx
I cannot wait to get to France!!!!

Marianne said...

You look lovely in all of them - good finds. My favourites are 1,2 and 4.

JuanitaTortilla said...

Floss, I enjoyed seeing you have fun with these dresses and being in front of the camera!

Carol said...

They all look lovely but I think "Minnie Mouse" wins.
Carol xx

BusyLizzie said...

Lovely dresses, although my fave has to be the spotty one! Lizzie

Lace hearts said...

What a fab selection of pictures, Floss. I love the polka dot especially, but I've always had a soft spot for dotty dresses. But they all suit you. How lovely to see sun. Send some over please. :)

Sue said...

All gorgeous, you have been having fun and successful hunting.