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In September 1957, fashionistas fell in love with this dress. Exactly 60 years later, we’re fanning the flames anew and remastered this dress style for download

Technical


The figure-hugging lengthwise seams and the couture pleats at the shoulders are the same – updated with a stretch crêpe fabric, it sits more easily along the body. New: A modern, exposed metal zipper closure in back. Download it here to make!

Vintage


Styles need “not be sensational in a surprising manner, and rather represent a culmination of re-fi ned details of the most modern fashion to follow the natural, feminine body.” With these admittedly bold words, “burda moden” introduced the compelling trend of the winter season of 1957/58. It continues that fashion does not need to be restrictive as it is more often now the trend to follow the curves of a woman’s body in an advantageous manner, while allowing for "unrestricted freedom to move.


The key to the style is that the waistline remains drawn in for a sexy shape. This sand coloured dress is a most striking example. Length-wise seams end beautifully into pleats at the shoulder. The style is best when worn with a modest cropped jacket with 7/8 sleeves – the complete look is stunning. Accessories were kept in the same palette of the stylish beige-brown: gloves, hair scarf in the posh “bathing cap” style and a coordinating hand bag with the matt-gloss effect. Très chic!


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We love when vintage and retro pattern are brought back from the past and these are some of our past favorites including the Retro Top, Retro Wool Dress, and Retro Short Coat.

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    Oct 12, 2017, 07.54 PMby nrobson

    i quite like this dress

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    Oct 12, 2017, 07.44 PMby MaxMechan

    could someone show the modern-day model how to use a hair brush?

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      Oct 13, 2017, 01.31 AMby ArcticFox001

      Models don’t brush their own hair for shoots. Actually, it seems to me that the model’s hair is quite heavily styled and brushed and back-brushed and sprayed.

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    Oct 12, 2017, 05.14 PMby coco06

    Is the model wearing the dress in 1957 Nadia Tiller?

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