Monday, March 19, 2012

Inspiration Board: 1950s cocktail dress with train

Today I have two looks from the same gorgeous vintage McCalls cocktail dress pattern from the 1950s:-

This first look is sleek and modern with a classic silhouette of the dress focussing on the waist and feature train completed with a pair of killer red heels.

While this second look has a much more "lady-like' feel with the lace bodice, gloves the dainty turquoise kitten heels.
1950s lace bodice cocktails dress

1950s lace bodice cocktails dress by sewindigo featuring mid heels

Do you have any preferences for the look? What are your thoughts on the lace bodice and feature train? Do you prefer the pencil or flared skirt.

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  1. I really like the 'v' back on the black dress. Is this one of the patterns? Anything 'red' is a winner!!!!

  2. No "V" on the pattern I'm afraid. But it does look stunning. The dress was Hannah Troy - an American design who "invented" petite sizing so I discovered.

  3. ooh... tough choice! I have to go with what I would most likely wear - which would be the first option - sleek and modern. That doesn't mean I like the other look any less though!

  4. Love both of these looks... Probably look one.... As first preference...;) but look 2 would be more comfortable.... :)
    Lou xx


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