I wanted to share with you my newest vintage purchases that of course I bought from my favourite vintage shop ‘Friperie.’ I was fortunate enough to be asked to design my dear friend Kate’s wedding dress late last year (which I will share with you in a future post) and I wanted to wear something classic and elegant. I love how wearing vintage can make you feel like you are escaping into a past era. I came across this gorgeous 1960′s vintage gown in a perfect dusty pink colour with detailed pearl beading around the neckline and waistline. I was a little uncomfortable wearing a long gown to a beach wedding in Byron Bay so I had the dress cut just above the knee and left the train at the back. It added a modern twist to the vintage dress. I know Martez the owner of Friperie vintage was sad to hear I would be cutting her amazing vintage find but I assured her I would photograph the dress in its original form and post it on Dusty Petals before doing so. I’ll share the reconstructed version soon.
I have selected some vintage dresses available through Etsy at the bottom of the post. Don’t be afraid to make small alterations with your vintage items like removing the sleeves, shortening the hemline or changing the neckline. I encourage you to go back in time through vintage, it is so much fun!!!