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A standing collar, cut-on batwing sleeves and an extra-long polo placket come together on this below the knee dress in a royal blue wool for a look that is as beautiful today as it was in earlier times. A super-feminine and swinging extra: Pleats tucked in along the hip.

Retro Dress Old Image
Forever stylish: The ladylike dress from “burda moden” 12/1955 has not lost any of its elegance

This retro restyle dress is a show stopping piece, and can also be styled many different ways – just see below:

All dressed in blue

When I saw this blue dress all I could think of was our blue fur coat. A tone on tone monochromatic look is totally on trend this year, and you could even go all the way find some blue suede shoes – but here I opted for a classic pair of black boots that ground the look and match the buttons!

Edge it up

A nice leather jacket can “edge up” any look! I love it paired here with a pair of embroidered boots to bring the blue in.

Belt it

This dress would also look fabulous belted! Opt for a embellished belt, or a sparkling metallic one to really bring this look the next level.

Brown and blue

I love blue and brown together, and I especially love a tall brown boot. Bring in some extra brown and texture with a fuzzy vest like this one and pair with a nice decorative pair of earrings.


Sometimes you never know a pattern truly until you look at the technical image – love the gussets and the side gathered panels on this style and could even look awesome color blocked.

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Happy Sewing!


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