Monday, November 12, 2012

Better Dresses Vintage Review - 1960s Floral Day Dress

Alright, I'm in love with this 50s/early 60s day dress from Better Dresses Vintage. It is so beautiful, and I always feel right in late 50s/early 60s clothing - I don't know what it is, but it is definitely my era. I paired the dress with some vintage gloves and coat, some vintage inspired earrings from Claire's, pearl bracelet and seamed tights from Forever 21, heels from Famous Footwear, and my Steve Madden handbag from Little Black Bag.

About the dress, it was sent to me to borrow & review from Better Dresses Vintage. The shipping was fast, the packaging was well done & thoughtful. I did take pictures of my unpacking the dress but we can't locate the pictures anywhere right now. They just plain disappeared. But believe me, it was like opening a present from a good friend when I opened the package up. 

The dress is cuter in person then how it appears on the website. I fell head-over-heels for the dress once I slipped it on. I felt so 60s, and you know what? The dress sorta reminds of one that Carey Mulligan wears in the film, An Education (2009) {which I haven't seen. Only tons of screen-caps and I have listened to the soundtrack.} Let me find a picture for y'all! 

See, doesn't the dress remind you of hers? Of course, the skirt on the one I'm wearing is full, and the floral pattern is not the same, nor is the neckline. But, both dresses have the same feel & color scheme. Btw, isn't Carey Mulligan just the cutest thing ever!? Love her.

Anyhow, you can buy this dress if you want it, right here. I would buy it in a heartbeat if I had the extra money, and if it wasn't near Christmas right now. But hey! That means one of you can own this adorable dress, instead of me, unless it is still around after Christmas and I can buy it then. *wink*


  1. That is just adorable. Looks vintage all over! From the hair, dress, gloves, shoes... ah, just perfect! :)

  2. You looks so adorable, Ash!! Love the accessories. They look perfect with this dress.

    And yes, Carey Mulligan is the cutest thing ever. Absolutely love her!!

  3. Ashley, you look like a breath of fresh air in that beautifully feminine dress!

    I'm pleased to hear that you felt you were opening a gift when you unwrapped the dress, as that is always my intention, with every package I ship.

    Come visit us again soon. As you've seen, we have lots of wonderful options for modest dressers. And domestic shipping is always free!

    Warm regards,


    p.s. A quick reminder that our sister site, Bee Dee Vintage on Etsy is even more affordable -- nothing is over $100 (!

  4. You look so cute! I love your hair! It's the perfect sixties style.(: your hair and the dress together reminds me very much of Doris Day (if she were a brunette, haha).(:

    It does look very similar to Carey Mulligan's dress! I love that reminds me of Monet's Water Lillies.


  5. Gorgeous! I love the hairdo too. Late 50s/early 60s is definitely your era. :)

  6. Beautiful! Love their shop, especially the 50's section!

  7. Oh, Ash!! You look absolutely lovely! I adore that dress. Actually, thanks to you, my dear, I found Better Dresses Vintage and bought a couple of fabulous items that I absolutely love! I know what you mean about putting something on from the 50s/60s and it just feeling right!
    Much love~
    Kay xx

    1. So happy you're pleased, Achaia! Thank you for your business and your kind words.

  8. This dress Ashley wears so well in this post has found a new home. But we have other 1960s dresses with a similar look and feel. You can shop by decade at the main site (click on our name), or search for 60s on the Etsy site (click through from the bottom of any page on the main site!). If you're looking for something specific -- send us an email, give us a call, or come see us on Facebook. All our contact info is posted on the site as well as on our Facebook Page. We're always happy to help you find that perfect, special item. - Liza D.


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