Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My FIRST vintage dress

Do you remember you first vintage dress? Or shirt for you, guys?
Me, I can remember it really clearly! I looked at old paper pictures of me and my husband some days ago and I came across pictures of the day I wore it for the first time.

It was a sunny day in summer 2001 during a vintage cars show.

My husband (he was just my boyfriend than...) already owned his 1959 Cadillac.

He must have had a "Top Gun" complex with his US Navy Uniform. I was probably proud to be with Tom Cruise on that special day...

I remember to have bought this dress in a shop in Strasbourg which unfortunatly doesn't exist anymore. That shop was KILOSHOP a place where we was able to buy vintage per kg!!! I bought it about 7 euros...

It was not a "real" 50's dress but just a 80's one does 50's. But at that time, I didn't know anything about 50's dresses except from some vintage magazines bought a month before. I was asking myself "Is it a real 50's dress?" and I didn't know how to be sure of that...

It was a nice dress very well made with an amazing petticoat and embroidered dots on the skirt, but I don't own it anymore because it was too small, moreover I'm only wearing "real" 40's-50's clothes now. 

All accessories on those pictures were modern ones except the umbrella which is from the 50's. I still own it with a lot of others now!

What do you think of this dress?
Do you remember your first vintage dress?


  1. My first vintage dresses were for playing dress-up when I was small! But the first 1940s dress I bought for myself is the powder blue tea dress I wore to Goodwood 2009.

    xx Charlotte
    Tuppence Ha'penny

  2. Oh, I would love to go to Goodwood one day!!!!
    Why not next year?

  3. Timeless chic with dots! My first vintage dress was also a 80s does 50s dress...my first & my last dress with an elastic waist ;)

  4. My goodness. I can not remember my first vintage dress. I resort to making so many of mine because vintage usually does not fit me.

    You guys look so cute holding hands in that piccy!

  5. Maintenant que je suis inscrite je peux enfin faire un commentaire! Juste pour dire que vous êtes adorables tous les deux sur ces photos.
    Et by-the-way, super blog! Tu te donnes bien plus de mal que moi :-)