Selection: Retro Restyle - Button Up Dress

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Selection: Retro Restyle -  Button Up Dress
By Meghan June 28, 2020 No comments

Elegance and sophistication come together into a dress with extra class in this dress remastered from 1961.

 

"Paris chic to sew yourself"


Paris chic to sew yourself

 

Strolling from boutique to boutique with a break in between to enjoy a fine cup of coffee, looking très chic along the way: This dress has the full effect of a Paris afternoon dream from the first look. The overall impression comes from the unique cut – visually designed to have the look of a two-piece suit – and in another way the look is completely French with the choice of a bouclé fabric. It takes you back to the fascinating decade of the 6os, a time synonymous with elegance, beauty and self-assured style that was a part of the everyday. It goes without question that the bouclé fabric is absolutely chic.

 

 

Cover and original style from burda Spring/Summer 1961


Cover and original style from burda Spring/Summer 1961

 

The look has sometimes had a label of being stiff and perhaps matronly but once you pull on this one-piece dress you will find that it is a surprisingly comfortable look that also shapes a beautiful figure and doesn't feel tight. The style includes a slightly overcut "mini jacket" look that gives the visual effect of a narrower waistline. The fabric choice is also part of the impact on the overall finish: Choose a bou-clé with glitter threads for an elegant look that is perfect for weddings and a visit to the opera; a solid colour fabric for a look that is a bit more subdued and ideal for the office.

 

 

FRONT VIEW


FRONT VIEW

#121 05/2020

 

A two-piece suit? No! This style has the look of a two-piece, though it is a full-length dress. This is not the only great fea-ture because these but-tons in the shape of a flower add a beautiful finish.

 

 

BACK VIEW


BACK VIEW

#121 05/2020

 

The back view of this dress is wonderfully fitted with a walking slit for ease of moving about.