Mint Green 1970s – 30s realness.

One of my favourite things about the 1970s is the frequent hinting at days past, and compatibility with earlier fashions. Many of my every-day skirts are from the 1970s, but will pass for a much earlier garment unless scrutinized. The yokes of the 30s, and knit frills of the 40s were very much a la mode again in the 70s, and luckily for us, these later pieces are often very common vintage shop finds that are not only less fragile than their older counterparts, but look great when worn correctly. Some pieces can be worn with 40s and 50s pieces without looking out of place at all! This dress is a perfect example of that. While it is synthetic, it is so without appearing overly modern. Although it is a very wearable piece on its own, it could be accessorized further with a little belt, or perhaps a fur stole, either matching or contrasting. I, however, think that with a dress like this one, simplicity and contrast is key. When I find the time to wear it, I’ll most likely wear it with a narrow black belt, elbow length black gloves and fur.

Purchased at Ruth & Raoul, which is probably the best vintage store available in Uppsala at the moment. I only wish we had more to choose from without having to travel to Stockholm.

Front view. Drapes beautifully, both on me and on the dress form.

Front view. Drapes beautifully, both on me and on the dress form.

Side view.

Side view.

Isn't that a dreamy back? Look how softly it drapes.

Isn’t that a dreamy back? Look how softly it drapes.

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Yoke in back.

Back of dress with yoke lifted up, revealing zip.

Back of dress with yoke lifted up, revealing zip.

Adorable decorational buttons in front.

Adorable decorational buttons in front.

Label reads 'Polo of Sweden' size 36.

Label reads ‘Polo of Sweden’ size 36.

Adorable, isn’t it?

– Magdalena 

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