It’s been while since I’ve purchased a vintage dress, but there was something about this black and white floral number that caught my eye. At first glance, I thought it was more of a moo-moo than a dress. I still think that actually, lol. I mean let’s be honest, styling a vintage dress can be tough. Nonetheless I threw it in the cart, determined to make it work.
When I got it home, I tried on the dress (again) and wasn’t all that impressed to be honest. But I figured adding a pair of heels and a statement jewelry piece would make this moo moo fly! I like patterns, especially floral and animal print, bt I’m not one to style an item
like this. The dress has a lot going on, but that’s what’s fun about fashion. You can make pieces fun by adding your own personal touches here and there.
I decided to wear this outfit to dinner with hubby one night. It was fun to wear, I was comfortable in it, and he thought I looked lovely. Works for me! However the next time I style this piece I’ll probably add a belt. This will give the dress a different shape. I’m also toying with the idea of making the dress into a top/tunic. Of course I’d take it to my seamstress. A trusty seamstress is a must for recreating pieces like this!
So tell me, what do you think about my vintage dress? Have you ever had trouble styling a vintage dress but made it work? Let me know!
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Such a pretty floral dress and cap-toe pumps. WOW! You look so elegant!
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Amy Ann says
Love your black and white! What a great dress!
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More black and white, I know. LOL! 😉 Thanks, Amy!
You look fab! I’m here for the floral print, and the cap toe pumps set it off! I’ve yet to purchase a vintage dress, but definitely would like to find a cute one one of these days.
Love that print! <3
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Wow I love how the heels pull it all together and I honestly wouldn’t have known it was a vintage or thrifted item. Looking cute. I will link up tomorrow but thank you for hosting and for coming by my blog today.
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Style & Poise says
You look so cute! I love those heels. Florals are always a win win in my book 🙂
Thanks, Roni! Love some florals too! 🙂
Whit, I LOVE the vintage dress. i love how you styled it with the shoes. You always make your vintage items fit your style….gotta love it!
Thanks, girlie! 🙂
The ruffled hem moves it from the moo moo category. I think it’s a perfect dress to throw on when you don’t feel like thinking about what to wear. In my opinion, the key to styling vintage is to do exactly what you did…combine it with modern pieces. If you were head to toe vintage, you run the risk of looking too costumey.
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That dress looks lovely on you! And I love the two-toned heels with it!
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Antionette Blake says
Looking mighty sexy there lil sis – I know Darrius enjoyed taking these pics!
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Thanks, big sis. And yes he loved taking these, lol! 😉
Such a fun floral vintage dress! I LOVE the pretty flounce detailing at the bottom and those shoes are the icing on the cake!
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Debbie Stinedurf says
Whitney, I love the dress! Even though there is a lot going on with the print, it’s simple and chic at the same time.
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Thanks, Debbie! Glad I made it work. 😉
Sometimes you see a print you just can’t pass up – I love the modern feel of the silhouetted florals. Perfect styling with those pumps!
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So pretty! I am loving this dress so much! The florals are so pretty and I love love your heels!
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Amazing floral dress paired with the shoes!
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Osy Stylediarybyosy says
That’s such a beautiful printed dress and you look great.
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March and May says
You look so lovely in this dress. Such a fun pattern.
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