Sunday, 26 January 2014

Miss Elliette

So this is the outfit I wore to a wedding reception a few days before Christmas... an early 1960s Miss Elliette dress.  A search of this brand on Etsy brings up mostly late 1960s-1970s party dresses which aren't my style but I have seen a few 1950s-early 1960s dresses of the brand which are lovely.

I bought this dress about 4 years ago from the Beyond Retro in Brighton and it was very well priced for an evening dress.  When I've been to that shop in the past year, they haven't had much of a mid-century selection which was a bit disappointing. 

I used to have quite a collection of early 1960s party dresses and although I still love that style, I have sold most of them because I rarely got the chance to wear them.  I couldn't part with this dress (or a few others that I have kept) as it is such a great LBD.
Dress: Vintage from Beyond Retro, Brighton
Bag: Vintage from an Antiques Fair
Shoes: Dune
Earrings: Vintage from a trader at The Vintage Parade, Winchester


  1. What a beautiful dress, black and sparkly and vintage, sounds perfect to me :)

  2. Gorgeous dress, like your handbag too.

  3. good that you didn't gave this dress away looks perfect on you.

    actually i never buy evening gowns and party dresses, because i never ever wear them and they just take room from my wardrobe ...
    but your sparkling dress is absolutely wearable - not just to attend a wedding.

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