I recently learned that Old New House has launched their vintage clothing collection! I have a penchant for dress silhouettes from the 1950s and 1960s. The nipped in waists, fitted bodices, and wider skirts are perfect for my pear shape. In the summer I wear dresses non-stop, partly because they look cute, partly because they feel great when it’s sweltering, but mostly because I like to take a holiday from matching tops and bottoms. I’m drawn to the vintage dresses at Old New House like a moth to a flame.
For attending a summer wedding, this 1950s blush pink dress would be so pretty. I’d pair it with hot pink heels and a slightly messy updo to balance the primness.
Along with my dress obsession, I am a shrug fanatic. Erica can attest to this. I know, shrugs seem so dated and weird (Why are they cropped? To what end?), but I love them over a dress. A longer cardigan can look dowdy on me, but a cropped one is just enough to add a little warmth on cooler spring and fall days/nights. If this wasn’t a size small, I’d be all over this cropped lambswool sweater.
This 1960s dress has a gloriously bright pattern and really simple shape. It’s really loose, and you just belt it. I think Jessica Day would pair this with black tights, black flats and a cute little cardigan. A shrug maybe. I hate tights, so I love it for summer with candy-coloured flats.
I can’t believe something so classic and chic as this sequined LBD came out of the 80s (bonus: it’s only $55).
Now this may seem a little off the beaten path, but my wedding dress was French black lace and apricot silk, so I totally see this 1950s black gown as a perfect wedding dress. There is a white, vintage 1960s wedding dress for sale too, but I appreciate non-white wedding dresses.
This post was sponsored by Old New House, but all words and editorial decisions are my own.