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Top Ten - Vintage Day Dresses

Buying a vintage dress does not need to be exclusively for a special occasion. There are so many beautiful vintage day dresses that offer a unique and stylish outfit option for day-to-day endeavours. Whether it’s for working in the office, having lunch with friends or even heading out for the weekly food shop - My Vintage have got you covered for looking super chic every day and of course staying comfortable.


This week I have picked out my Top Ten Vintage Day Dresses from the current selection available at My Vintage, so grab a cuppa and let’s dive in…


1. Original 1960s Vintage Lilac Mod Shift Dress Size 12/14 £48

Beautiful vintage mod dress in a stunning shade of lilac. High neck with short sleeves and darted bust. Seamed at the waist with a stubbed cross cross textured skirt that creates definition. Polyester fabric with slight stretch. Fastens with a back zip. In very good vintage condition.


2. Original 1970s Vintage Red Striped Horrockses Dress Size 14 £75

A great later version of an iconic Horrockses dress in rich deep red with black distressed striping detail. Straight cut with button front and collar. Long sleeves with double buttons. Made from a thick fabric with a little stretch. A very iconic 70s style from the infamous and collectable fabric house. In very good vintage condition.


3. Original 1970s Vintage Floaty Floral Smock Dress Freesize £45

This is a beautiful vintage smock dress from the 1970s. The floaty sheer fabric is printed with florals in muted tones of blue, grey and green. Collared with two ornate buttons at the bottom of the placket and super pretty caped angel sleeves. Smocking at the top leading to a full floaty swing shape. There is a slim self-fabric tie belt attached if you wish to cinch in at the waist. Also a great vintage maternity piece. See-through fabric so will need a slip or bodysuit underneath. In very good vintage condition.


4. Original 1980s Vintage Burberrys Navy Plaid Shirt Dress Size 16 £185

This is definitely one of those WOW moments. Amazing vintage shirt dress from the ever-iconic Burberrys. Stylish navy blue and red Burberry plaid print on 100% pure wool with a lovely soft cotton-feel. Collared with decorative gold metal buttons to the placket, chest pockets and cuffs. Wear loose or with a belt to cinch at the waist. Non stretch. This is a stunning original 1980s vintage dress and in very good vintage condition.


5. Original 1960s Vintage Flower Power Midi Dress Size 10/12 £40

Such a pretty mid-length dress made from printed cotton in brown with orange, blue and green retro flowers. V-neck with full button front, short sleeves and slightly flared shape. Quality non-stretch cotton fabric. In very good vintage condition.


6. 1980s Vintage Gina Bacconi Cream Shift Dress Size 14 £40

A very simple and sophisticated vintage dress from 1980s Gina Bacconi. Classic sleeveless shift dress in cream with scoop neck and shaped seaming. Non stretch, fully lined and fastens with a back zip. In very good vintage condition.

7. Original 1970s Vintage Navy Fit & Flare Dress Size 12 £40

A simple classic from the late 1970s, a very classy dress that is perfect for daytime or evening wear. Navy blue with high neck and long sleeves, fitted curved waist and flared skirt. Satin trim to edges and slight gathering on one shoulder for a draped effect. Non stretch fabric with back zip fastening. In very good vintage condition.


8. Original 1960s Vintage Aqua Crimplene Day Dress Size 10 £42

Super cute day dress from the late 1960s/early 1970s. Fitted shirt dress style made from a thick textured crimplene fabric in a pretty aqua/turquoise blue colour. Small collar and button front with two faux pocket flaps and darted bust. Short sleeves. Slight stretch. In very good vintage condition.


9. Original 1970s Vintage Plus Size Rust Tunic Dress Size 20 £35

Fantastic plus size vintage dress from the 1970s. Rich burnt orange rust colour with a cream leaf print. Long sleeved with front panel detailing and self-fabric tie belt to cinch in at the waist. Polyester fabric with a slight stretch. Fastens with a back zip. In very good vintage condition.


10. Original 1970s Vintage Blue & White Patterned Dress Size 14 £34

Cute day dress in blue and white, with an interesting and unusual graduated spot and square pattern. Simple cut with slight flare and blue ties at neck. Short sleeves and darted bust. Small belt loops but no belt attached. The polyester fabric is a little stretchy and slightly sheer, would benefit from something underneath. In very good vintage condition.


Another great selection with lots of options for sizes, shapes, eras, colours and lengths. If you would like to find out more about your favourite pieces as well as see more photos, simply tap or click on the image to go straight to the product page. And of course if you have any questions or need any help or advice then please feel free to drop me a line at emma@myvintage.co.uk


Until next time

Emma x




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