Friday, August 26

Frock On Friday- Guess The Dress

I whipped this stock dress off the rack in the stockroom today to see what I could do with it. At first I was going to do something with red accessories, but, well, I'd rather do something less obvious.

And really, a dress like this has so many possibilities! Much as I love loud prints and colours, sometimes it's nice to go for a more classic look.
Can you guess how old it is?? I can't show you the back as I had to pin it, but it has a long zip so no hidden giveaways there.

I also love any excuse to show off this beaded handbag which I inherited from my great-grandmother, I'm such a sentimentalist when it comes to anything that belonged to a family member.

Whatever you get up to this weekend, have a good time!


Nelly said...

Dress 1940s? or 1980s does the 40s?
looks great on you.
Purse -just gorgeous and wow it was grans.None of mine are heirlooms
In answer to my post no new vintage in my treasure area the green one I got a while back (I think) must start archiving.Vintage outfits here are now obsolete.

theoldboathouse said...

Is Nelly Right? I'm with her on the age. Particularly love the last pic of you. xx Katherine

Mrs Cleaver said...

Wow don't you look gorgeous?!You look stunning! I'm going to say 80's ?

Frocktasia said...

Dearest Kitty,
Today kitty you are a fox!
Loving that gorgeous dress and the accessories go perfectly with your lush fiery barnet...YOWZA!
Lot's of love,

Zootsuitmama said...

I remember in the 80's there was a '40's revival...I'm wondering if the dress isn't from that era? Whatever, it looks fab on you! Black is the classiest in my book!

Vix said...

Fecking foxy! I love that frock and the accessories. You cannot beat an inherited piece, so many lovely memories.
I was going to say late 1970's, a la Studio 54 era but the bodice looks like it's a bit more detailed so I'm going to say early 1950's. Do share!
Love ya, babe. Have a smashing weekend. xxx

Vintage Coconut said...

Glamerous glamerous glamerous Kitty! That is what you look like to me.
Gorgeous dress!
I am going garage saling this weekend *FINALLY* WOO! After only missing one week it seems like a long time. And sadly they will be coming to an end here soon. Not much Garage sales here in the Fall.

Helga! said...

I'm terrible at guessing!! I'm all over the place,but my first thought was 80's does 40's.......It's just gorgeous,there's something ablout a classic black frock that can be something different everytime you wear it by changing the accessories! My goodness,you are looking trim!!Tits on a stick!Tres sexy,and glam,darl!

polkadotpeticoat said...

So elegant....

La Dama said...

You are sex on heels, love this lovely black frock,what gorgeous detail on bag. look at that wait!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Hon, you are beautiful. You are the BOMB in your minxy frock and I adore your g-grandma's bag - you're so lucky to have it. Just gorgeous:)) xoxoxoxxo

sacramento said...

I love the whole ensemble, Kitty, wowwwwwww What a lady!!!