Dresses from the 1940s and 1950s are rare finds. And we rarely do get them in Singapore. So when we do, it’s a ring-the-bell-and-shout-hooray sort of moment.
This may seem like a simple gray dress at first glance, but the details are aplenty. And in truth, sometimes we do just need a good solid-colored dress that lets the silhouette tell of the era from which she hails.
This makes us think of the BBC series, Father Brown. Or a war-time movie where the female spy goes undercover as the genteel girl-next-door with just a hint of danger in red heels and lips.
This grey 1950s vintage dress with her tweed-like fabric (we actually akin it to atomic starbursts – the white weave within the fabric makes us think of staring up in the dark night sky at stars) has the most elegant turned-up cuffs, a swan-collar, very fitted waist (which could do with a red belt, if you wish to add some element of drama) and a full circle skirt.
The pockets are placed, just so. At the sides, but slightly to the front too. Would be so perfect with white-gloved hands and a little lucite vintage hardshell bag.
Have a little adventure in this subtle beauty. We imagine she would have an exotic name like Grayson Jones.
Zips up at the side. Metal zipper! Has 2 side belt loops.
Would be great with a cute vintage brooch! We have lots know the Accessories section in our shop. 😉
Best fits a S – M.
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