White Dresses for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Paired with Orange
Quote of the day: “The best apology is changed behavior.” quotesgazette.com
So let’s take a minute to examine this title. I actually changed it after downloading all of the pictures. Because my initial planning had been for this post to be the white dress paired with a bright color. And once I saw all of our outfits lined up, I realized that I must have been in an orange mood! The real madness in my thinking was trying to add color into the outfits in a variety of ways. I had mom put on a lightweight cardigan, and I thought Nancy could try a neck scarf, while I donned a wrap (it’s actually a sweater that I wore as a wrap). Funny how at times, the outfits can be so similar. Even down to our strappy sandals!!
I probably should have blogged about wearing a white dress at the beginning of summer instead of the end of it. I know, many women may put away their white items after Labor Day even though that rule has been changed nowadays. But, hey, you can always pin these images to one of your Pinterest boards or come back next spring and review these ideas (have you ever noticed I organize my blog posts by categories on this page?) For those of you, who believe in white at any time of the year, then read on, and if you missed it, we styled these dressed with neutrals here!
And just to prove my point even more….I’d like to quote from OK Magazine Style Week Fashion that just came out a couple weeks ago: “What you Need Right Now!—#4-the Little White Dress. It’s as clear as black and white: This is your warm weather version of a LBD. The little white dress is fresh and feminine for the summer months.” So see…it’s not just me saying this!!
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Here’s another sweater that I’ve knitted. It’s actually a non closing cardigan, but since mom got to wear a cardigan for her outfit, I thought I’d use it more as a wrap. It has a lacy star design on the back—somewhat visible with the white dress underneath. I’ve held it together in the past with a pin and a shawl stick.
This was our outing for Nancy’s birthday when she wore her jumpsuit a month ago! We went to Perry’s Steakhouse and they have such a nice waterfall right outside their door! And as every good fashion blogger knows, this is a perfect backdrop for on outfit photo!!
Since I don’t have orange shoes, and I was originally going for the subject of bright colors, I threw on my fuchsia sandals. The sweater does have a multitude of colors in it, so the shoes are not so crazy, right?
Dress: VacaStyle (here)~~Cardigan/Wrap: I knitted it (similar here–come on, we know I’ll never find something like this, but here’s a shot)~~Shoes: LOFT (similar here only in 2 sizes or here but in suede)~~Necklace: Charming Charlies (similar here with earrings)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here just coral, no black)~~Clutch: Banana Republic (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I left Nancy’s outfit very neutral except for the scarf at her neck. She usually doesn’t love a scarf so close to her neck, but I think this looks so chic! It reminds me of the choker necklaces except with more coverage for those of us starting to notice changes in this part of our body!! This is a regular rectangular sized scarf, but since it’s polyester, I was able to roll it into a thinner width, and then wrapped it twice around her neck.
If you’ve been noticing–we bought these skinny belts (they were a 3 pack) at H&M not long ago. Nancy isn’t one to wear belts often (I’d say close to never), but I do think there are times they can be the perfect finishing touch.
As for the shoes, they were also a recent purchase. We intentionally bought them to wear with her jumpsuit for her upcoming reunion!! We also found the pair she wore in the jumpsuit outfit post (here), thinking it might be nice to have another pair to change into in case one pair became uncomfortable. Do you like one better than the other?
Dress: Xhileration (similar here with short sleeves and here sleeveless)~~ Shoes: Aldo (similar here with thicker straps)~~Belt: H&M (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here with watermelons)~~Earrings: (similar here under $10)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Here’s my attempt to cover up those buttons again on mom’s white dress. Don’t worry, you’ll see the “special” buttons in the next post, but I wanted our “color” to be the star of the show for this look.
The necklace is an old timer in mom’s wardrobe! And as much as I try to steer away from the matchiness that mom absolutely loves, I caved in this time. The brighter orange necklace is a fun accessory with the melon colored cardigan. Besides the bracelet and glasses add in a little pink as another color!!
Dress: Mom made it (similar here as a sleeveless version or here in a long sleeve version)~~Cardigan: Nine West-thrifted (similar here with buttons or here with no buttons)~~Shoes: Joyce (similar here a little higher up the ankle)~~Necklace: (similar here woven)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here as bangles)
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Now I’ll concentrate on the short sleeved white dress: