The sun has been out in London this week and it’s got me thinking about losing the winter woolies and getting into some pretty spring dresses. I love the dresses Betty Draper wears in Mad Men and would love to steal her style. So I’ve been looking online for a few ideas.
I love Betty’s cotton shirt dresses – The perfect early 60s housewife look
Here are a few dresses that I love for the spring…
1950s shell pink dress with rosebuds and lace £45 Love Miss Daisy
1950s floral shirtwaister vintage dress £65 Love Miss Daisy
Pale lilac and grey plaid vintage 50s dress £55 Love Miss Daisy
Pink pastel striped cotton shirtwaister dress $50 Etsy
Blue and white gingham shirtwaister dress $76 Etsy
These dresses all reminded me of Betty’s style and the shirtwaister dresses she wears to perfection. And if you can’t find the perfect dress why not make your own?
I love this pattern which is £7.99 on Ebay
laurelrainsnowFebruary 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm
Oh, these take me back! And the Simplicity pattern reminds me of my mom sewing up a storm.
Miss FairchildFebruary 17, 2013 at 2:45 am
I love all of these! I am obsessed with shirt dresses. I also have at least 3 shirt dress patterns. They seem to be the only thing I can find in my bust size! I just wish I could find a vintage one in my size….these are all so fabulous.
vintagefrillsFebruary 23, 2013 at 2:35 pm
Vintage dresses like these are very hard to find and expensive. I’m hoping to improve my sewing enough to make a few of my own. Xxx
Linda @ Itsy Bits And PiecesFebruary 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm
Such great dresses…the pattern reminds me of dresses my mother made me! I remember wearing pretty things like these! Thanks so much for stopping by my cabinet post!
vintagefrillsFebruary 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm
Thank you for commenting! I love looking at old family photos of my grandma wearing dresses just like these.
CindyFebruary 20, 2013 at 1:50 am
Love them all! So pretty and feminine…miss that in many of the styles today!
Thanks so much for visiting me…
vintagefrillsFebruary 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm
Exactly! I love the femininity of the era, I don’t think fashions have been anywhere near as ladylike since.
Jessica CangianoFebruary 22, 2013 at 6:53 am
These are all so immensely lovely! I adore vintage shirtwaist dresses and all the more so if a charming, feminine floral pattern is involved. I wish I could tap my heels together and have these all magically pop up in my closet right now! 🙂
vintagefrillsFebruary 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm
Me too! I’m going to try and make a shirtwaister this year if I get the chance. Need to get some pretty cardigans to go with them too.