Saturday, 3 November 2012

Fifties Frocks - Times Two!

I've just added a couple of new items to the shop including two lovely mid-century dresses.

1950s dirndl dress

This first one is all the way from Italy and has a quirky alpine/dirndl quality with its fitted top, full skirt and long, gathered sleeves. The skirt has three layers: a satin slip; a net skirt for added volume; and a delicate outer layer, which looks like a thin muslin, painted with a recurring polka-dot pattern. I love the pearl buttons and lace trim collar.

Pearly queen

Dirndl details

I found the second dress in an antiques shop in Oxford, hidden among the crockery and knick-knacks, several years ago. It's made from beautiful violet chiffon, printed with nostalgic sepia-coloured flowers. It's such a pretty, romantic dress - I can't wait for it to find a home.

1950s sepia print evening dress

Take a look in the shop for more photos!


  1. I really love the 1950's evening dress; that is the dreamiest floral print. Good luck with your etsy shop (I've just opened one as well)! You've done a great job so far; the red door in your photos makes for a striking backdrop.

  2. Hi Christy, I'm really glad you like the dress - the print is very pretty and quite unusual, I think. It's been lots of fun taking photos for the shop, although I've been thwarted by the English weather on quite a few occasions! I'm crossing my fingers for some autumnal sun... Thanks so much for commenting on my shop and good luck with your store. I really like the 60s shift dress you're selling. It's lovely!