Menu
1960's / 1940's / 1950's

Green Sheath Bow Dress

20201015 janice wsp 333 2

I have always wanted a vintage style sheath dress. I was so excited when Retro Stage told me they would be giving me one. When I saw the rich green color, gold satin bow, and classic sheath cut I instantly fell in love. As this green sheath bow dress is very obviously vintage inspired by the late 1940s to the early 1960s I used contemporary touches to finish the look.

20201015 janice wsp 387 2
20201015 janice wsp 359 2

Sewing Pattern Inspiration Hack

Sometimes when I am looking for inspiration when I already have a particular piece of clothing in mind it can be tricky. From time to time when searching a decade I will keep getting images of stereotypical, almost caricaturized, outfits from the time. Or if I search for the type of clothing I’ll only get images of current clothes for sale in that style.

Sewing pattern photos have become my latest style hack when looking for inspiration. In this instance I searched “1960’s sheath dress sewing pattern.”

I noticed that in most of the drawings the women are sporting a red lip, pumps, and small handbag.

Modern Finishing Touch for my Green Sheath Bow Dress

20201015 janice wsp 374 2

Taking inspiration from the patterns I chose my patent nude pumps. These are a wardrobe staple for me as they work with just about everything; vintage or modern!

20201015 janice wsp 349 2

I grabbed my wine colored Coach wristlet as my handbag option. Its simple design makes it a timeless piece.

20201015 janice wsp 339 2

With the gold satin bow collar being a statement feature I chose to go without a necklace and just my white pearl earrings.

20201015 janice wsp 384 2

Outfit Details:

For 15% off at Retro Stage use code JANICE15


Photos by Allie Provost; pretaprovost.com


6 Lounge Worthy T shirt Dresses 1 1

No Comments

    Leave a Reply