Thursday, 9 July 2015

Yellow retro dress

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This dress belongs to my all time favourite pieces in my wardrobe. It is vintage, my mom used to wear it. She told me once that the white hem round the knees did not belong to it, that she felt like the dress was too short, so she added a few centimeters to make it longer. I do not think that the dress was too short. At least not for me. On the other hand I cannot imagine it without it now. I really like the design and the pattern on the fabric. The drawback of real vintage pieces is (1) in the era this dress was made the fabrics were not that great, this is some kind of polyester or what and it is not that comfortable in really warm wearther, (2) although the fabric endures the time (but I know sometimes there are issues even with the fabric) the threads are fragile. So yes, this dress needs a little reconstruction because it is slowly strating to fall apart. I will have to reinforce the hems in order to make the dress ok again.
 

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6 comments:

  1. Even if the fabric is not great, the colour and style really suit you. I m not sure I could ever manage yellow like this but you pull it off beautifully! Kx

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    1. Thank you, I noticed lately that the three colours I could not stand when I was a teenager (yellow, green, brown) slowly infiltrated my wardrobe, not all shades of the mentioned colours suit me, but it is quite a huge change for me.

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  2. Absolutely beautiful dress. I really like the classic shape and colour palette. I think that yellow looks marvelous on you. I noticed your comment above and I was the same way with certain colours when I was younger, especially yellow and orange. As I've aged, I have learned that I don't have to avoid them entirely, just certain shades, and that in both cases, it is the lightest and the darkest ends of the spectrum that work well on me.

    Wishing you a sunny, fantastic start of August!
    ♥ Jessica

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  3. Pretty! The best vintage pieces are the ones from passed down from a family member. I don't think the dress is too short at all! I agree it looks great with that added hem. Reinforcing vintage clothes is a definite must - but it's an absolute treasure when I find something that doesn't need any fixing at all!

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  4. This is such a pretty dress and I love the clean lines on it. The silhouette is so classic. Your mom has great taste! And I love that the extra white hem was added - seems to finish the dress since it goes with the arm cuffs.

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Thank you for your input, I will get back to you as soon as possible! :3