Dress - Vintage 1940s - Thrifted and Modern
Hat - Vintage 1940s/1950s pillbox - JLVintage
Flower brooch - Worn on hat - Handmade
Earrings - Vintage 1950s Schiaparelli - delightfuljewels
Clutch - Vintage 1920s - Relevant by Lady Lace
Velvet cape - Vintage 1950s - The Vintage Mistress
Rhinestone brooch - Vintage 1950s - worn on cape - Huskisson Trading Post Shop
Boots - Modern - Seychelles Shoes sold out
Lipstick - Create Cosmetics - Dorn
Undergarment - What Katie Did - Cone Bra
Every now and then opportunities to dress up appear and I’d embrace it with both hands. I decided that the Voila! Vintage charity event on the weekend - set in the beautiful Marry Gibbs Nutcote house - was the perfect time for me to bring out this beautiful dress. I will post the beautiful pictures from the event in the next post.
As you all know, I was fortunate enough to purchase two Thrifted and Modern dresses while they were here at The Sydney Fair. One of the darling dresses is this beautiful 1940s red dress with black velvet trim. I’m not a fabric expert, but the shine of the dress makes me think it could be a taffeta? Anyway, all I know is this deep red dress is a beauty (looks rather burgundy when not under the sun), and I have always longed for a gorgeous vintage red dress! What I adore most is the faux pockets adorning the front and back of the dress.
Finding a matching hat for this dress was a struggle. As most of my party dresses are from the 1950s, my hats are also from the era. On top of matching the era, I have to match the color somewhat. I could’ve worn a clashing colored hat, but then I would have to impose the color stronger with matching gloves. I was tossing between two hats, but the other one has a really strong look and doesn’t really work with the dress. Wanting to be a bit creative, I found this fabric flower that my mom made a decade ago and pinned it to my hat. I wore it slightly to the side and towards the front, the way I imagined a 40s lady would!
Anyway, I’m quite pleased with this outfit and the photographs. Boyfriend is quite proud of it too, he’s really only interested in urban and cityscape photography so sometimes I have to drag him to take my photos. But what do you think? Do you like it? Leave a comment below so he knows he’s appreciated :p