My sister and I were walking around town the other day and out of no where she said to me, “You look like you belong in summer in the fifties.” I laughed at first,then looked down at my ensemble. Turns out, she was right. I had the tie-up top, the wayfarer shades, the corduroy cut-off shorts the Brigitte Bardot hair, and I was even drinking an old school glass bottle of Sprite. “Dressing fifties” was sincerely not a conscious choice when I got up in the morning, but it appears as though I naturally gravitate toward that era. So when a bride wrote to me asking for help finding the perfect 1950′s style halter swing wedding dress, I just knew I had to help a sister out. See what our fifties bride had to say:
I have finished the internet and still have had no luck finding my dream dress! All i want is a simple 40′s/50′s style halter neck swing dress in white. all white, no polka dots, cherries or adorable little hot rods. It seems that they’re made in every other color, is there a shortage on white cotton? a tax on creamy poplin? At this point i’m looking at having one made, but if i can find one that would be better (and likely cheaper!) I can haz halp?
Yes! Yes, you can haz halp! Here are my picks, complete with oodles and oodles of white cotton and creamy poplin. (Creamy poplin sounds like something I’d want to eat…)
1. Unique Vintage. $98.
2. Queen of Heartz. $99.
3. Unique Vintage. $88.
4. Queen of Heartz. $60.
5. Laundry by Shelli Segal. $196.
6. Jessica Simpson. $109.99.
7. Nicole Miller. $352.
8. Dolly Couture Custom Gown. $745.
9. Queen of Heartz. $60.
10. Unique Vintage. $78.
11. Miss Sixty. $128.
14. David’s Bridal. Under $600.