This 1950s-inspired dress is perfect for an after-school date at the ice cream parlor! Wearing this deep purple, your darling will spot you right away. And, as you share an ice cream float, your paramour will admire the fabric-covered buttons and the dainty cap sleeves. The fitted bodice is the perfect accompaniment to the slightly flared skirt and cinched waist with a matching sash. As you lean in for a sip, the subtle stretch of this cotton-blend dress will keep you comfortable. Wear this piece with a cropped cardigan and ballet flats for thirst-quenching style! Love this fetching frock? Check out this dashing design in a host of other haute hues!
Named after one of our favorite fashion bloggers, this pretty polka dot dress is quite the stunner. This retro little number features a '50s-inspired collar with a fitted waist, sash tie at back, and a full skirt perfect for twirling about. No matter the hemisphere in which you reside, this bright red frock will find a special place in your wardrobe. Paired with a cute cardigan and feminine heels with a matching retro updo and bright red lipstick, this fancy frock is certain to set you apart from the crowd!
Really, Julie, my fellow writer, roommate, and good friend, should be writing the description for this knockoutBettie Page dress, as featured in InStyle. She's a mixology maven and even - I have to confess - came up with the witty name for this dress. But, you're stuck with me. And though I may not be as much of a cocktail queen, I'm still bananas for this buttercup yellow dress. Unique, pretty prints always make me weak in the knees, and the retro, color-filled glasses poured over this practically pure cotton frock make me tipsy with joy. Plus a glittery red belt to cinch its A-line cut that I so adore? Ideal. ESP tells me that this dress will find its way into both Julie's closet and my own. So, when I walk upstairs in the morning wearing this dress, kitten ...
If you find yourself getting into mischief fairly often, you might as well look super stylish while doing so! Set the stage for a fabulous ensemble with this dark navy blue frock, featuring a row of traditional white buttons up the center front, a chic notched collar, charming cuffed short sleeves, and white ties to adjust the fit slightly above the waist. Don't be naive to the sophisticated details that make this frock truly flattering, namely the 100% cotton composition, mid-calf cut, voluminous skirt, and princess seams along the bodice. For a look that's as timeless as the misadventures of Lucille Esmeralda McGillicuddy-Ricardo, don this darling dress with gold accessories, opaque tights, patent pumps, and your favorite fascinator!
This 1950s-inspired dress is perfect for an after-school date at the ice cream parlor! Wearing this bright cherry hue, you'll be spotted right away by your companion. And, as you share an ice cream float, you'll both admire the fabric-covered buttons down the front and the dainty cap sleeves. The fitted bodice is the perfect accompaniment to the slightly flared skirt and cinched waist with a matching sash. As you lean in for a sip, the slight stretch of this cotton-blend dress will keep you comfortable. Wear this piece with a knit cardi and T-straps for thirst-quenching style! Love this fetching frock? Check out this dashing design in a host of other haute hues!
Who wouldn't want to croon a ballad when they see you in this sultry frock? Charmingly crimson, with a flexible material that caresses your curves, this dress with a crossover sweetheart neckline and gentle pleats at the bust is made to impress. Add seamed stockings, sturdy T-straps, and a pearl necklace before stepping into your favorite jazz club for a martini and dulcet serenade!
Take a black, retro-cut frock, sprinkle it with ripe strawberries, and you'll be tempted by no other. With flattering princess seaming in the bust, satiny decorative buttons lining up the front, handy pockets, and a sash to wrap in a cutesy bow, this dress will get sweet on you at first glance. Wide straps make for a comfortable fit, while bows on the neck and pockets make this dress even girlier than it already boasts to be. If you want to show off the fullness of the A-line skirt, add a tulle petticoat for a bold look. Wear with patent heels to create an ensemble that will sweep the nation.
When it comes to hatching ideas, you've certainly beat the competition. Once you get cracking, you'll only 'egg-cept' the best! Your taste in dresses proves no less discriminating, and strangers have been known to shell out enthusiastic compliments 'eggs-alting' your ensembles. You never like to coop your style, and this undeniably unique and fantastically funky frock will keep your wardrobe wings decidedly unclipped. Featuring a rather retro print that rivals the best of mid-century illustration, this crimson keeper is one basket in which you can confidently place your eggs - don't 'omelet' it get away!
Has a single afternoon ever seemed so perfect? A slight autumn breeze, not a cloud in the sky, and a charming companion to spend the hours with - the only thing that could make it better is a midday clothing change into this gorgeous halter dress! Before making your way to tonight's soiree, you duck into your home to quickly slip into this sweet cotton-blend frock, which features a print of pink and white flowers upon its black surface. Its fit-and-flare shape is wonderfully flattering, making it an excellent pair for the included detachable belt, as well as with opaque stockings, a cozy cardigan, and sky-high T-straps. Get ready to enjoy the rest of the afternoon with your paramour!
Keep up with the fast tempo of trendsetting style, and swing into a look of pure, polished sophistication with this adorable, vintage-inspired, A-line frock. Cute cap sleeves, a row of covered buttons up the center bust, a traditional notched collar, and a discreet side zip provide a flawless fit perfect for donning on your next outing to the local jazz bar. Allover small white polka dots sizzle against the cherry cotton-blend fabric, ensuring your savvy silhouette will never fall out of tune. For an ensemble that proves you're in the know when it comes to charming style, simply bow the removable white sash at your waist, then add sultry fishnets, patent pumps, a few gold accessories, rouge lips, and a statement-making mesh fascinator.
It's time to meet your new office bestie! With a sophisticated, sleek silhouette and basic black hue, this dear dress feels perfectly in place in your work space. However, fun, fashionable details like the peaked shoulders, Peter Pan collar, and ruffle peplum make this knit number anything but all business! We suggest employing this chic frock with red pumps, an artisanal silver cuff, and a retro shoulder bag, creating an outfit that's sure to be a bigger hit around the office than a box of fresh donuts! Love this fetching frock? Check out this dashing design in a host of other haute hues!
The pattern on this gingham frock may be square, though it's anything but boring. This retro-inspired dress features a wide waistband and three decorative buttons to accentuate the flattering bust, a long halter tie that can be made into a sassy bow at the nape of the neck, and a super full skirt with two tiers of ruffles at the hem. With darling heart-shaped pockets adorning the front, and a checkered pattern of peppery black and salt white, this dress is piquant to taste. Wear with patent pumps and a statement hairpiece for a look that's sure to be the favored flavor.
Theres probably no such thing as overloading on fun, but if such a thing were possible, why not go all out in this adorable dress? Slip into this retro, cherry red and white polka dot frock from hard-to-find British designer Emily and Fin, and the good times will never cease. The sleeveless top, with flattering gathering, a natural waist, and an A-line skirt with pockets will make you just giddy, while the flirty keyhole back fastens with two shank buttons at the nape of the neck. Wear this frock with vintage shoes and gloves, and don't be afraid to pull out all the stops!
Surely you'll be humming a merry tune when you slip into this sultry, red-hot frock! With a simple silhouette of a halter neck, gentle sweetheart neckline, fitted waistline, and flowing skirt, this dress is perfect for a night out on the town or a giddy date with your dearest darling. Pair it with a strand of pearls, netted stockings, and polka-dotted pumps for a sassy ensemble that enchants like a big band on swing night!
Sound the horn and set sail in this adorable, sailor-style dress. This navy blue A-line is super retro and superbly charming. Rolling down the Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleans, you'll be as perky as the white polka-dots. The white sailor collar draws attention to your sun-kissed, rosey face. A hidden zipper and adjustable bow adorn the back of this 1940's inspired frock. A knee-length hem is perfect for showing off a pair of patent leather pumps or sweet sandals. No anchor can hold you back from being the belle of the clipper fleet in this dress!
Your style is as sweet as your bakery confections when youre manning your food truck in this darling dress! Its hot pink hue and sugar-white polka dots are the secret ingredient in what sets this halter dress apart from the rest. A lightly padded bodice and gently pleated skirt are the icing on the cake of this charming look. Add a pinch of gold accessories, a pair of comfy kitten heels, and a buttercream cardigan, and youll be serving up swoon-worthy style!
The day has much in store for you - brunch, an afternoon gallery walk, and tickets to the ballet. Dressing for such a varied schedule may challenge some people, but youre well adept at it, especially since you have this pristinely pretty Bettie Paige frock in your wardrobe! Retro-inspired designer Tatyana created Bettie Page out of a hankering to create high-quality, glamorous fashion with a mix of the modern. This impeccable item stays true to its retro roots with a flattering, A-line shape, an anchor-esque red pattern atop a grey background, and a red-trimmed bolero that sits crisply atop the frocks halter-tie neckline. Worn with low, cherry pumps, a rose hair clip nestled into your tousled do, and a boxy handbag, this gem of a dress will take you from event to event with perfect ...
Prove that youre the classiest retro reveler around when you make your rounds in this rockabilly dress! Ready to help you style an infinite number of luxe looks, this form-fitting cutie pie wows with its white-piped, leaf-shaped cutouts, and decorative, concentric-circle-patterned buttons that run in a riveting line down the front. Attain a look of pin-up-pretty perfection by wearing this darling design with a cherry red clutch, glossy pumps, vermillion lips, and a cute scarf knotted atop your hair!
Jump into this caliente red frock and meet your darling on the dance floor to show your affection in a tango of perfection! Don't be surprised as your bowed neckline bounces with every step, and the ruched waist flatters your figure as you flash your red-pump-clad feet! With a retro-infused shape, complemented exquisitely with textured tights and glittering gold baubles, this pretty piece will keep up with your magnificent moves, and maybe even help you score a kiss after the final dip!
As you wait for the opener to finish up their set, you squeeze the hand of the bass player of the all-girl jazz fusion band you sing in. She assures you there is nothing to worry about! ""Look at that dress,"" she says of your lake-blue strapless stage outfit, found exclusively at ModCloth, ""you command attention!"" It felt good to hear the encouragement, and glancing down at the buttoned diagonal flap across the boning of your princess seams, and the row of white buttons that line the pleated wrap skirt, you realized how right she is. Squeezing her hand once more, you click together your patent leather heels and jingle your chandelier earrings, with an inkling that this performance might be your best yet!