Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Here comes the sun, doo doo doo doo!

Hurrah! The sun is out in full force and it is safe to say that Spring has Sprung! Now if you're anything like me, you'll have started to plan Summer outfits, worry about baring those long hidden legs and daydream about that Summer holiday...then join the gym!

Marilyn Monroe showing us her softer side in a blue and white polka dot sun dress.

The champion of any vintage girls' summer style has to be the sundress. It is a style that adheres to no strict guidelines when it comes to neckline, hemline or pattern but one that I bet most of us have in our wardrobe whether we wear vintage or not. The cotton sun dress became popular during the 1950s off of the rise of Dior's New Look dress, a dress with a big flared skirt often worn with a full petticoat underneath, which freed women from the styles of WWII and forced fashion to look forward.

Here is some inspiration for you, from some of the most famous girly girls! Cover up with a matching cardigan like Zooey, go all out glamour like Dita or match your red lips to your red lips like Taylor. I love how hair and accessories are kept simple and the dress does all the talking for them.

At our fairs you'll be spoiled with choice for gorgeous sundresses, the three below are all from different fairs and would look super pretty with a parasol and some cat eye sunnies. And do you see how they're all different? In fact, the third one is a reproduction dress but in this line up you can barely tell. 

So will you be wearing the classic sundress this spring summer? Let's have a look at what's on offer...

Gorgeous dresses are available at Bernie Dexter
Number one for reproduction clothing Collectif
Daisy embroidery at French Connection
Pistachio stripe 50s sundress at Rokit

Well well! I hope you embrace the warm weather while we have it guys! Send us a snap of you in your fave summer dress to blog@thevintagefair.com and we will feature you!

Gina x

1 comment:

  1. WOW! So pretty, can't wait till the Summer looking forward to the all of the dresses I could wear. :D