It’s hard to find the exact size that you are looking for when purchasing vintage. Vintage sizing was extremely different from modern sizing. There’s also the fact that many vintage items listed are the only ones that you will find of that style! You don’t often find a vintage vendor who has a dress in small, medium, and large available. With antique and retro clothing, you work with what you can find.
The Nun Better Dress was an exciting find because the cut is SO versatile. This dress is too adorable for words. I’ll try to put it into words any how.
On the hangar, this dress might appear shapeless and frumpy. It is not, I assure you.
Meg and I styled it with a wide red belt and that alone changed the shape and appearance of this sweet little frock.
Cute, right? I thought so too!
We headed south for this photoshoot. Our original goal was the tiny town square in Anna-Jonesboro, Illinois. I liked the shape of this olive green building and the retro light fixture above the entry. Isn’t it great? Little details like that grab my heart every time. Around the corner of this house was a barn style garage in the same muted olive green. It only took a moment to realize that I had Meg posing in front of a crematorium. A little morbid, but still worth the shot!
This dress is truly a perfect piece and an exciting find for a purveyor of vintage goods such as I. It’s a larger size which is sometimes hard to find, adorable with great details like double chiffon cuffs and a pussy bow on the front, and it can be styled to fit women of different sizes. So happy to be able to offer this item on the Geek-Betty Vintage Etsy Shop. This is a great example of how you can easily change the shape and style of a dress by simply adding a belt.
Vintage 1960’s dress, black with white collar and sleeves. Double chiffon collar and cuffs. Pussy bow at the collar. Snap in bib. Elbow length sleeves. Semi-sheer dress (shown with a slip under it). Falls below the knees. This is a LOVELY item in great condition, with a few smudges on collar. Additional info and photos available upon request.
No tags, appears to be handmade.
Measurements: bust: 21″, free from bust; length: 44″
Model wears a modern size 4; measurements 36-29-35, fits quite loosely on her without the belt
Price: $46.00 + s&H
Red Letter Day Belt available in etsy shop. Vintage 1990’s wide red belt. A great accessory to punch up any look. Pleather-like curved buckle, silver rivets, very stretchy and adjustable. Shown on model, measurements: 36-29-36, fit on the 3rd adjustable hole. Measurements: length: 38.5″ from end of buckle to other end, stretches to about 55″ (very flexible). Price: $8.99.
My collection of antique cameras are up for grab as well! Snip Snap Vintage Polaroid Camera on Etsy. This is an antique 1960’s Polaroid Land Camera Swinger Model 20. This is a rare model that was only produced for a few years in the 60’s-70’s.
This item has been used as a home decor item since I’ve had it. I’m unsure as to whether it works. It appears to function okay, however I am not an expert on cameras and have never used it.
This listing is for decorative purposes. It MAY work, but I am making no claims.