Vintage Gingham

Hello lovelies,

Has has your week been thus far? Mine has been a bit nutty… Let’s just say, I am looking forward to the weekend, hehe! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I was not planning on writing a post today, but putting on this gingham midi dress (VIP.com) in the morning really inspired me. So what is a girl to do but grab her mom away from babysitting duties and ask her to jump into her photographer shoes!

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As I was going trough my closet I needed to find something that would work for a day in the office and would transition well to a dinner with a friend I am meeting after. And there is was–my vintage charmer! Why do I say VINTAGE? The dress is brand new but gives me a very 20’s-50’s feel–the shape, the length, the print.

  • The Shape – As a matter of fact the term A-line was first introduced by Christian Dior as the label for his spring 1955 collection. The silhouette, as we know it today, was popularized by Yves Saint Laurent three years later. In his spring 1958 line, he showed off dresses which flared out vividly from a fitted shoulder line.VIP.com A-line Gingham Paneled Dress, Lucky Brand Kabott Heel Booties, Dolce Vita Suede Bag and OOTD in StyleVIP.com A-line Gingham Paneled Midi, and Calvin Klein Red Sunglasses
  • The Print – Gingham as a checkered pattern originated from the mills of Manchester, England where fabric was woven in a plaid pattern sometime during the 18th sentry. VIP.com A-line Gingham Paneled Dress, Lucky Brand Kabott Heel Booties, Raymond Weil Watch and Calvin Klein Red Sunglasses, Vintage, Trendy, Fall, Outfit of the Day
  • The Length – The midi first came on the scene in the 1920’s after WWI was over and before the Great Depression hit. The economy was doing well, the world was out dancing, and ladies replaced their modest Victorian floor-length garments with midi dresses and skirts.ย VIP.com A-line Gingham Paneled Dress, and Calvin Klein Red SunglassesVIP.com Gingham Paneled Dress, Lucky Brand Kabott Heel Booties, Dolce Vita Suede Bag and Calvin Klein Red Sunglasses Vintage, Outfit of the Day, Fall Style

Enough history for now… A bit more of what I like about this dress… The panel detail brings a lot of visual interest, and so does the delicate ruffle around the solid sweetheart portion of the neckline, which continues up into a mesh section around the shoulders and neck. The mesh detailing is also repeated around the high waistline, which creates a nice bodes-like top. The pleats under the waist line add volume and make me want to twirl all day long… I can go on and on…

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Do you have a vintage-like piece that inspired you? Oh and before I forget: to receive $5 OFF your VIP.com orders over $50, please use code code “Marieta756” at https://us.vip.com/.

Dress: VIP.com

Sandals: Lucky Brand

Bag: Dolce Vita (similar here)

Glasses: Calvin Klein

 

Love Always,

Marieta

 

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11 thoughts on “Vintage Gingham

    1. Hi Pentene!

      Glad you enjoyed the article! It was very intriguing to me to learn all these facts as well and see if I have a well-rooted argument to find the feel of this dress slightly vintage!

      A-lines are not my usual, but I have been enjoying brunching into different territories lately–fun to explore new ideas.

      Have a fab weekend!

      Xoxo,
      Marieta

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenny!

      This dress is also a-line (like the tulle skirt from my prior post) and I am learning to feel more comfy in those, but this dress just oozed classy and elegant, so I went for it.

      Happy Wednesday!
      Xoxo,
      Marieta

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  1. Dear Marieta, love gingham pattern and your dress is as made for you. The silhouete is flattering your beautiful figure. Love also the transparent details. Perfect dress for many different occassions. Have a good start in the new week my dear. Martina

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  2. To choose this dress for this day is a great idea. It has this perfect combination to wear it for a day in the office and also for a dinner with friends. What I really love about this dress is this vintage style. It reminds me definitely also on this time between 20s and 50s. You styled it so lovely with this red sunglasses. You look beautiful.

    xx, Andrea – Strawberries ‘n’ Champagne

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