I’m back! I got some time off school and headed back home to California for a bit. It was so nice to be back and visit some of my favorite shops and see some of my favorite people. Plus- IT WAS SO WARM! It was 80 degrees the whole time, not even kidding. Trading the snow and inversion for some sunshine was definitely a nice treat.
Another bonus to the trip- I had an excellent photographer back home 😉 I’ve been making due with borrowed cameras and an old iPhone, so it was nice to have an artist behind the camera.
On to the post!
Today I wanted to share one of my favorite family heirlooms, an antique lace dress from the 1950’s. This is the dress my Great Grandma wore to my Grandma’s wedding, and I’m so glad it actually fits (she was a tall, slender lady!).
I think my favorite part of the dress is the pleats across the front. I’m a sucker for a big full skirt, but the pleats add a little more interest and texture. (This also explains all the twirling pictures haha)
(Stay tuned for a post on these amazing vintage gold pumps…!)
Another cool thing (depending on your perspective), is since it’s been sitting in a cedar chest for quite a few years, the silk under the lace has changed colors. Instead of the deep purple of the lace, its turned to a shade of magenta, which adds some contrast and makes it a little more modern.
Vintage dresses can be a great buy for a special occasion, like a prom or homecoming. I always had such a difficult time finding a dress that was modest, fashionable, and unique for my school dances, and I wish I would have utilized vintage sooner! Something like this would be a darling and different pick.
Have any of you rocked a vintage look for a special occasion? I’d love to see pictures!