Retro restyle: polyester dress

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Retro restyle: polyester dress
By Meghan August 11, 2020 No comments

This dress has an extra dash of class that is both a wonderful swinging style and a showcase of creativity. Read on to see the pattern and the original style from 1955...

 

Over and original style from burda moden 6/1955


over and original style from burda moden 6/1955

 

A colorful print is a sure sign that spring has arrived! Graphic stripes set in an interesting panel placement, preferably in a white, red and/or blue lightens the look through the summer months. The colours are nothing new as they come back year after year with success. This retro style, though, lets the classic stripes get a sophisticated interpretation. The bands along the neckline of the bodice extend visually into the skirt panel sewn with many directional stripes in a virti- cal and horizontal fashion.

 

 

"A fresh look through summer"

 

It is a look that is not only great, but optically stretches the final style. The dress finishes with the clever cut to shape a magnificent hourglass figure. And not only that – the design is one that lends itself to fully creative options. For instance, rather than vertical and horizontal s t r ipes, you cou ld u se mi n i and oversized printed f loral fabrics; or choose a solid colour for the vertical panel pieces; or choose to replace the rel at ively simple but t on w it h an extravagent style like rhinestone or pearl.

 

 

Polyester Dress


Polyester Dress

#121 07/2020

 

Swingin’ Sixties? No... Swingin’ Fifties! The generous skirt of this dress is a placement of many vertical and horizontal panels sewn together. This construction also emphasizes the swing in every step. The deep V-neckline is closed with a large button.

 

 

Boardwalk Babe


Boardwalk Babe

Dress: #121 07/2020

 

Grab your wicker bag, comfy shoes and hit the boardwalk for a day strolling along the beachside. This dress perfectly will blow in the wind and keep you feeling and looking cool.

 

 

Fall into Fall


Fall into Fall

Dress: #121 07/2020

Jacket: #113 07/2019

 

This retro style dress can perfectly transition to fall with the addition of a silk blouson jacket and some chic closed toe shoes. Try with tights and boots as well!

 

 

Parka Party!


Parka Party!

Dress: #121 07/2020

Parka: #114 01/2020

 

A sporty parka jacket in silk like this one can totally work with a glamourous dress. Sporty chic style is so on trend and can protect the dress from the weather too! Select a stripe color in your dress and use that as your accessory accent color to bring the look all together.