June 18, 2014

Outfit: Retro Late 60s Style Floral Print Dress with a Square Neckline & White Heels

Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm excited to finally show you this fantastic dress I found at Forever 21 a few weeks back. It's unlike anything else I own so I was looking forward to featuring it here. This was one of those purchases that happened because I stumbled across a silhouette I'd never tried and just wanted to see how it looked. Obviously I was happily surprised at how cute this dress looked so it came home with me! I love the retro late 60s/early 70s feel it has with the bell sleeves and square neckline. (If you want to find a true vintage version of this look, I found this adorable vintage 60s dress on Etsy and a vintage 60s pattern to make a similar dress.)

This dress is also super comfortable because of the loose - but not too loose - empire waistline. I tend to stay away from empire waistlines these days since I wore them in high school when those empire waist tunic tops were popular. It wasn't that flattering and it can make people look a little pregnant. However, the cut of this dress is perfect on me. For its debut I paired it with some white heeled sandals and a vintage ring from the collection of stuff I got from Great Grandma.

Retro Late 60s Early 70s Style Floral Print Bell Sleeved Dress with a Square Neckline and some White Heels
dress: forever 21 | shoes: bongo - kmart | ring: vintage from great grandma

Floral Print Retro Dress with a Red Pixie Cut
Retro Late 60s Early 70s Style Floral Print Bell Sleeved Dress with a Square Neckline
Floral Print Dress with White Heeled Sandals
Retro Late 60s Early 70s Style Floral Print Bell Sleeved Dress with a Square Neckline and some White HeelsRetro Late 60s Early 70s Style Floral Print Bell Sleeved Dress with a Square Neckline and some White Heels
Square Neckline Bell Sleeve Floral Dress, Black Vintage Ring, and a Red Pixie Cut

Making this post just made me want to wear this dress again ASAP because it's so flow-y and vintage-y and comfortable. I didn't realize how difficult eating with bell sleeves was. It was a struggle to keep my sleeves non-pizza'd during dinner. It's worth it though!

I hope you guys are having a fantastic middle of your week!


Imogen said...

This is fantastic and gorgeous on you. I remember it from a few weeks ago on your instagram and I was hoping you'd do a full outfit post on it.

RC Rabbit said...

That is a darling dress and it looks fantastic on you. The colorway is perfect <3 -Bunny


Justine Prabucki said...

I love the dress, it does look super vintage I would have never guessed its from Forever 21! I love dresses that look great but are super comfortable also. I get what you mean about empire waists… not always the most flattering. http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Hisle said...

That dress is so hippie and insane! I love it! Keep rocking that style.


Keit said...

Whoa! Those sleeves! O_O So whimsical and beautiful! Awesome dress dear and you look so pretty in it!

Miranda said...

I love that color on you!


Ina R. said...

Gorgeous dress! I love that you didn't add any accessories to let the dress work on its own with the lovely shape and print! <3

Isabella said...

So lovely! I've always loved this silhouette, and it works so well with your hair. Love the way you've styled it - that ring is beautiful! I would wear this all the time, too.


Marlen said...

ahhh i LOVE THIS on you!! that's so awesome you tried it on because it looks amazing on you. i love that the hem is so short because then it balances out those flowy sleeves. I wanna steal it from you, haha!

xo marlen
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Eccentric Owl said...

Ah! This is SO cute on you! It's absolutely perfect with your haircut, and you're right, the cut is really good on you! LOVE.

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

I'm so glad you decided to buy this dress. It looks absolutely perfect on you and matches your hair :).

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