Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blue floral dresses from 1955-57

Here are some lovely floral dressds from the 1950's.

This first dress is from the 1955 Spring Sears catalogue.  Love the pale blue petticoat sneaking out underneath:

What about these lovelies from the Spring 1956 catalogue.  I am a bit partial to the red rose one:

Also from 1956...love the bodice on the blue flower dress:

Another great one from 1956.  I am a huge sucker for matching accessories.  I love the matching umbrella:

And the last one is from 1957 which promises that you will 'look radiant in bouquet prints':

Which is your favorite?

15 comments:

  1. Love the one with the matching umbrella! Quite like the low waistline and the pleated skirt! And of course, what's not to love with a matching accessory :)

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  2. I have a dress from a late 50's pattern with a black bodice and a black/white printed skirt. Heh. I've been coveting a floral 50's dress for ages and ages, my students keep making them and I keep wishing I had some floral like that in stash. Sigh.

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  3. I love the one with a black bodice and a black & white skirt (so, Steph - lucky you). But I have to agree about that matching umbrella- adorable!

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  4. Oooh! Such gorgeous dresses! I think my favorite is the one on the far right, third picture down. The bodice (as you pointed out ;) is fantastic. Thanks for sharing these!

    ♥ Casey

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  5. I think my favorite is the yellow dress from the second picture down - so pretty! I am also envious of Steph's lovely black bodice/black and white skirt dress because the dress seen here is absolutely gorgeous!

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  6. I'm partial to the navy one with a pencil skirt and small pink floral print, in the second picture. But they're all gorgeous and the prints are just so great!

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  7. ooohhhh i love those, the green has to be my favourite. Dee ;-)

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  8. I love the red rose dress from 1956. So pretty!

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  9. I love the pale yellow one and the one with the black bodice and the stripy large-scale flower pattern. Did I make myself understood !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. I love the black top + b/w skirt + gold belt! What a lovely combo. I also love the expressions on some of those ladies faces!

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  11. Debi -- this is so fun! I love, love, love this era, too. Maybe because I was born then and remember my mother, a wonderful seamstress, making her own clothes and looking terrific in them! The really wonderful thing is that YOU look terrific in these fashions! Although I love the styles, I do not have the body style to wear any of it! I'm so glad there are women out there who take up craft and look awesome in the fashion -- not at all looking "out of time" but classic and stylish! Fun stuff!

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  12. The first one is a real winner for me. So beautiful!

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  13. I love the first one best, but then I have a thing for teal shadings.

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  14. So pretty. Bring on Spring! V&A shop has some new Horrockses inspired fabrics in stock, including blue floral! http://www.vandashop.com/product.php?xProd=7140&navlock=1

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  15. love the dresses on this page, charming and lady like. I wonder if I can wear any of these in one of the occasions.  Would be great to try wearing this in one of the parties these days.

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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