Thursday, March 08, 2007

Great Vintage Details

I love this vintage 1950's bombshell dress by Alix of Miami. I've never been able to find out anything about this company, but every dress I've ever found by Alix has had great style with outstanding details. This body hugging dress is fashioned from black silk shantung. It's got a built in bra for "full steam ahead" curves!

Now for the details. See that unusual curved insert between the bust? It serves to separate the breasts so you don't get the dreaded "uniboob" and adds even more visual interest to the bustline. But look what happens when you add the little cropped jacket that comes with the dress!

How about that? The button placket has the same curved treatment at the hem, and it completes the look. I just love the thought and planning that went into this suit so the two pieces really work together beautifully.

See this dress and more at Couture Allure Vintage Fashion .