Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Gail Carriger in Vintage 1950s Pink Flowered Tiki Wrap Dress

This is one of my very favorite dresses of all time. I picked it up at a vintage store years ago, and now these (so-called) tiki dresses are hugely overpriced and expensive. They tend to have beautiful seaming, be fully lined, and ruched elasticized backs that mean they fit the torso beautifully. And, of course, that cross-over tie skirt hides all tummy sins.

Above you can see me in the dress now, in Orlando, and next to it I'm wearing it several years ago in New Orleans. All hail the Rack Reduction! Although I wonder what happened to that lip color. I liked it. I also forgot how much I like those square glasses. Hum...

The outfit:

Other dresses of this style:

Dinner Dress  1950s  Timeless Vixen Vintage

Cristobal Balenciaga, 1955  The Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection
1957 Tye Side Yellow Pencil Dress
1957 White Pencil dress tye side embelished neckline
2014 Moschino Cheap and Chic

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You can also visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.


  1. I love this dress and it looks great on you!! Now I want one. :D

  2. Pink is definitely one of your colours. You rock the look.


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