Friday, August 8, 2014

Vintage Batik Dress


I saw this vintage Lord & Taylor batik print shirtdress on eBay a while ago and snapped it up for $14.  Looking at the label, I think it's probably circa late 60s, early 70s? Just a guess.

This is exactly the kind of thing that speaks to me; easy to wear, a print that is bold and dramatic without being fussy and twee, and you don't need a lot in the way of accessories to make it work.

Granted, I need to get it taken in a bit, so I need to wear a belt with it. Not this belt - this belt is the "until I find the one" belt,  but it was the only one I had that sort of worked. I know exactly the belt I want. I can see it in my mind. It will be more like a tie for a shirtdress or an obi belt...I just haven't found it yet.

I'm not in a rush. It's out there. That's the zen of the thrift.




Lord & Taylor vintage batik dress, similar / Sam and Libby for Target sandals (past season), similar / HSN gold plated sterling ring (old), similar /  New Look belt (past season), similar

Vintage Batik Look. Yes, Please.


7 comments:

  1. The dress is adorable and looks perfect on you! I'd wear it too, love bold patterns and green color, and this shape. I agree - it will be even better with that kind of belt, and it is somewhere out there waiting for you! :)

    ps We live between Seattle and Tacoma, on the shore of Puget Sound (Dash Point, Browns Point... does it ring a bell?), in a small seaside community. You sound more like a city girl. I love all the areas you've mentioned, they are vibrant and fun to visit! This whole area is definitely my favorite place to live in the US. :)

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  2. Hi there! Such a gorgeous dress the print is lovely! x

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  3. I had that dress in 1974. I thought I was THE BOMB. I cannot believe I am seeing it again. yikes I'm old.

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  4. I'm keep this plain and simple...
    LOVE!!!

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