Old Lady Dress?

Is this dress cute, kitschy, or ugly?

old lady dress

Maybe a little of all three? There is a fine line between an old lady dress and a quirky vintage dress. Maybe it is so ugly it is cool, kind of like some Hawaiian shirts?

Personally, I think it is cute. If worn with some black tights, a belt and maybe even a cardigan, a stylish look could certainly be pulled off. The yellow and orange floral pattern is so cheerful. The Peter Pan collar and three fourths sleeves are adorable. The pattern reminds me a little of vintage bedding which is coming back into fashion.

This dress was hand sewn by someone who knew what they were doing and obviously loved this dress. Some young lady back in the 1960s or 70s who is probably now someones grandmother. It has such nice details. Little snaps so the collar and waist sit just right. Perfectly matching vintage orange buttons. Hopefully, someone else will love this dress too.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shauna
    Dec 31, 2010 @ 19:23:48

    The only thing old-ladyish is perhaps the fit which is quite billowy. Otherwise it’s darling.


  2. vintage13
    Feb 05, 2011 @ 02:32:11

    Thanks, I think it is quite cute. The fit isn’t quite as billowy as you’d image, it is rather just a large size.


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