style monday | 60s bright floral maxi dress with a modern twist
|wearing: dress (vintage-thrifted), jacket (Gap-thrifted), necklace: Target, sandals: Target.|
I dubbed this 1960s floral maxi dress as my "Valley of the Dolls" dress after I found it at one of my favorite thrift stores. I hoarded it all winter and pulled it out just as the weather was beginning to warm up--probably a bit too soon, hence the denim jacket. But I love the obnoxiously bright print and the fit! Oh the fit! Vintage dresses excel in that department. (I didn't notice this when I bought it, but the shoulders are buttoned, which means this dress was nursing-accessible. Always a win.)
I did a little digging and the dress, a "Ceeb of Miami", is actually a "swim dress" I believe. I couldn't find any documentation that the company made streetwear dresses during that era. Which explains the built-in bra cups and bra banding and closure inside the dress. The fabric isn't terribly swimwear-like though--it's just a standard polyester knit.
Worn to the beach with just a sunhat as an accessory it was a great outfit, but I also wanted to make it street worthy for running errands or taking Miss A. to the park. It's fun to mix and match eras, and a denim jacket always seems to do the job!
This was originally posted on Instagram as part of the #mamastylemonday I "host" each week. If you have some mama style to show off from the previous week, we'd love for you to join!