On the Streets: Vintage 60′s Day Dress

by jennine on August 11, 2011

60's sleeveles day dress

Last week, I lamented over the lagging Mad Men season five… It must be a bigger vacuum in the collective conscious than imagined, as Banana Republic has come out with their new Mad Men collection without, everyone’s watching reruns on NetFlix, and well, I’m starting to see patterns on the streets. Here are two lovely ladies wearing 60′s day dresses, or help me vintage fanatics, what specifically are these dresses?

Anyway, it’s a sweet dress to wear for these days when the summer heat has broken into vacation worthy soft warm breeze. I’ve always loved this style of vintage dresses, but felt that they were in a sense too costumey, but seeing women wear them around in a way that’s fresh and in a sense effortless, it brings new life to a classic style. Photos by Nando Alvarez

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Lisa August 11, 2011 at 11:52 am

I love this silhouette. In fact I have a Prada dress from last fall that’s exactly this shape. I suppose no surprise that Miuccia saw this coming. I’d buy vintage versions too, except I have zero thrift shop skills.
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Sweet Harvest Moon August 11, 2011 at 11:59 am

I love 60s dresses, they have the most beautiful patterns!
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Closet Cravings August 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Both looks are really cute. I like the girl’s flats in the first photo. =)
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BeLighter August 11, 2011 at 12:05 pm

So adorable! Specially the 1st one!!!
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Jessie at Fashion Limbo August 11, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I especially love the first dress, the print and the colour are lovely. This style of dresses is so easy to wear, so effortless, and so summery. Gosh I wish Mad Men would hurry up with the new series and get back on our screens, I miss Peggy and the rest of the characters!
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lisa August 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I love this silhouette for a dress. Not too revealing, very appropriate for daytime and the office, and unabashedly feminine.
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AngieMontreal August 11, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I LOVE this style of dress since it can often be found in cotton which makes them EXTRA great for hot weather…I love mine (I have a couple)! I wore a short sleeved one in my impromptu engagement pics (3 days before the wedding!) last year, http://www.flickr.com/photos/iheartnorwegianwood/4908773059/ and have this cute one I picked up on a trip to Toronto a few years ago…http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=110703811104&set=fp.634745864.528773462&type=1&theater

Everyone should own one!
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Megan August 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm

IN love with that floral dress!
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Labella Luxe August 12, 2011 at 1:20 am

I love these dresses! Very colorful!
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Donna August 12, 2011 at 12:21 pm

The 60s is back and it is hot! I just love those mod, boho or hippie dresses that many have been hunting in the last few years. Lovely colors and chic.
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For Those About To Shop August 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Day dresses are perfect for summer and these give just the right amount of coverage.
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Ellen (If The Shoe Doesn't Fit) August 14, 2011 at 10:54 am

I love these dresses! They make almost any figure look slim. For me when I wear a dress like this I feel feminine and like I should swirl around!

dovev August 18, 2011 at 5:28 am

love the style the shoes are a bit disappointing
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Tikkitiboo + Ahka August 21, 2011 at 8:30 am

The girl in the first pictures has fantastic sunnies! Suits the outfit really well!
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