Friday, 23 April 2010

1940s red stripy sun dress

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And clearly it is still hot here :) More stripes, this time on a '40s sun dress. I love these kinds of stripes, especially on dresses. When this dress arrived I was actually a bit disappointed at first, as it was quite a lot bigger than the measurements given. It was only after trying it on and then wearing it for a few minutes that I realised the extra room was, in fact, a good thing; the fabric is fairly delicate, and if it was smaller, and 'fitted' me, it would soon get torn by me moving too much, and I hate being restricted by clothes. At this size (it's maybe a dress size or two up) I can move all I like.

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I found these 1970s sandals (pics next time) at the op shop the other day, and, as I don't think I could ever really have too many pairs of red shoes, I snapped them up; their somewhat '40s styling (sans platform, alas) made them a good match for this dress. They were unworn, and their leather soles need some good scuffing to make them truly safe, but as we still – still! – have some hot days coming up that should be taken care of very soon. We are more than half way through Autumn...

dress etsy.com
shoes opp shop


Finally, I just want to let you know I haven't been home much for the last three days, so I am very behind on comments and visits and so on. I will be catching up soon :)

63 comments:

n a t a s h a said...

such a gorgeous dress!

Miss Lottie Lou said...

Oh my this dress is beautiful!! I love all those little details like the button up back and the different directions the stripes go in. Your hair looks good too and suits the dress :)
Lottie x

Hannah said...

How do you always have such pretty hair? It's so shiny.
AND you always have great shoes. They're the perfect match to your dress.

Q's Daydream said...

I adore this dress! This is the one that took forever to arrive, right?
It's a beauty. I have been looking for a red and white striped dress for months and just can't find one, so consider yourself a lucky girl! :o)

Sahakiel said...

This dress is gorgeous! I tried a very similar one some months ago, but I coudn't buy it, snif!
But you look fabulous!

fashionforwriters.com said...

Wonderful dress and shoes! I love these kinds of stripes too and I love loose dresses. They're perfect for scruffing up and being active.

xo Jenny

Justice Pirate said...

It is always nice to take an internet break. I take them too for a day or two in the week.

This dress is gorgeous. It looks perfect on you.

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

The dress is absolutely gorgeous!

xo
Sophie

Andi B. Goode said...

What a beautiful dress. It looks lovely on you and I agree about extra room - sometimes it is much better. =D
-Andi x

Lexie said...

Im really anxious to get some sun dresses for this summer. All your posts make me want the weather to warm up more and more so I can try out some outfits like these. The opposite is happening here, the rain keeps coming back (although its very welcome in my opinion). The fall and winter took a really long time to come here last year, I think it made me appreciate the cold weather more. Hopefully things start cooling down for you, you sound anxious for it haha.

Lexie

Lexie, Little Boat said...

those shoes are so nice! a lovely look!

Sher said...

These kind of stripes always reminds me of candy canes, such a sweet dress!

And I really adore red shoes as well, I never fail to get compliments when I wear mine out! I'm sure it's the case with you too:)

xx

Mel said...

Yay I love your dress! The stripes are awesome, they remind me of candy stripers!

Rosie said...

Gorgeous! You look fabulous in red and there's nothing disappointing about that outfit :)

Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

ohh your dress is divine, you look gorgeous!! (you definately can never have too many red heels)

shanna said...

What a cute dress. I love the contrasting colors.

Sleekit said...

Great shoes, i got me some bargains at the op shop this week too

Have a great long weekend

Sleekit x

rischa said...

That dress is awesome and comfy dresses are so good to have. And of course you can *never* have too many red shoes!

Clara Cupcakes said...

Aww this dress is adorable! You look like a candy striper.

I just bought a 1940s dress from etsy aswell and it fits like a glove. But I am so scared I am going to tear it! I wish it had a little more room in it like yours. I would be enternally sad if I ruined it!

Kristina Karenina said...

The dress looks stunning on you, despite being a little big. I love the back detailing!

Marie said...

Wow, I love the dress!

Anniina said...

Those sandals look wonderful, I love how they are so bright red. And the stripy dress is just fabulous!

Athena. said...

i adore you and your blog and your wardrobe so very much ♥

Tuesday said...

The dress is lovely! It suit you very well to be honest! I do love red but it doesn't suit me at all... sniff! Shoes is deadly... awesome awesome awesome!

Jenni said...

Yay! Love it. Red stripes are the bomb.

Mystery Flight Vintage said...

red really is your colour!

BaronessVonVintage said...

that's a really lovely dress! Looks perfect with those shoes!

Phuong said...

amazing dress and look

sueper said...

great dress - and you don't get the feeling that it would be to big for you!
x

Celia Rose said...

What a gorgeous dress! I've been thinking about a red and white striped dress for summer myself, it looks perfect x

Sarah said...

I'm loving 1940s now, especially with summer soon arriving, which is strange because I'm mainly obsessed with 1960s. I don't know if it's the small yardage amount or the simplicity of it. It's such a cute dress and I love the red button details.

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful dress! I'm always searching etsy for hours but can never find things that I really love...

melina bee said...

preciousness! everyone knows brunettes look best in RED!
melina bee

kalie brynn. said...

You have the most beautiful posts, your find the most gorgeous clothes! It is very inspiring. This makes me want to get started finding my perfect summer dress, as well! Thanks for sharing!

Harriet said...

It's such a beautiful dress, and the shoes go perfectly with it!

lumikha said...

this dress is sooooo lovely! and your shoes go really well with it. :)

lola said...

it's beautiful! i love the red shoes ;-)

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

Your dress is really special. What a great find!

The Diva's Polish said...

No, you can NEVER had too many red shoes! Especially if you have outfits like that to wear them with! Gorgeous!

Aya Smith said...

Dont you look divine! I ove this dress, and it fits you perfectly!!! :D

Love,
Aya ♥ StrawberryKoi.blogspot.com

April said...

Super cute dress!!

Miri said...

That is such a gorgeous dress!
xx
Mystique-Glamour

Anni said...

How anyone can dress like you!! So nostalgic :)

Chérie said...

I Love the dress:)

Robyn said...

That photo is pure loveliness. *inspiration folder*

Bree said...

How beautiful! I just love candy striped dresses!

Flowerchildstyle.blogspot.com said...

Very beautiful, luv the blog, shall follow :)

xoxo

www.Flowerchildstyle.blogspot.com

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

It's beautiful on you and it does indeed not bother at all that it's a bit loose. I bet it's a great dress for hot days.

her name is bek said...

those shoes are perfect, you ca never own too much red x

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Jay said...

Vintage is the best. I love how this dress looks on you - I didn't even notice that it was a little roomy until you pointed it out, so it works just fine.

ITSCCChaneey. said...

-im looking at your blog for the first time and i love it!
everything is so beautiful! the writing, the pictures, the clothes!
i love it, im a new follower.
havea great day,

cx.

little shadow said...

Reminds me of a candy cane. Looks amazing on you, especially with your complexion.
Lurrve it x

Miss Woody said...

so gorgeous !

Retro Chick said...

That's beautiful!

It looks like it fits perfectly to me. It looks so good with dark hair, makes me want to go dark again!

Jetsetting Joyce (MEL: HOT OR NOT) said...

Love this dress, and you could still wear it in winter with some tights and dark coat, maybe a cute turtleneck underneath.

Jetsetting Joyce

Anita Putri said...

OMG,really beauty dress and you ar so pretty,
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Ellie said...

Such a wonderful dress, red is so beautiful color. And you look so pretty! (:

Pawi Macarena said...

amazing dress!

MELISSA Z. said...

Adorable dress! You have a great look! <3

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A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

You look so pretty! Love the dress!

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Dalena Vintage said...

Red is my favorite color! Love the shoes, the dress and the lips!

esme and the lane way said...

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, I am visiting all of your blogs now :)

Q's Daydream: yes, it is! Good memory :) Good luck with the search!

Clara Cupcakes: oh, how annoying! But it has to be done, no?

Sarah: that's so funny, I am doing the opposite, getting all interested in the 1960s! :D

Jetsetting Joyce: i would look good but it is too fragile for that, I need to save it up for summer. :)

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