An Unstaged Vintage Find!

Who: Adrienne

What: A 1950’s polyester and cotton dress

Where: A backstage sale at the local community theatre

How Much: $3

When I Use It: “I’ve only worn it once so far, but it’s a must to bring back with me when I return to university in the fall.”

Shopping Tips: “If you’re shopping for vintage dresses of a certain style, wear one you already [are familiar with in terms of] sizing. This is helpful if you’re not allowed to try the clothes on, and can also be helpful describing to employees what kind of dress you’re looking for.”

HEY, BLOG READERS! We know you’re the cleverest vintage hunters around, which is why we want to hear the story behind your Fave Find! E-mail us at with a picture of you with your favorite vintage find (a rare record, a hand-carved cabinet, a perfect pair of boots, or any other treasure), and answer the following: Who, What, Where, How Much, When I Use It, and Shopping Tips!


About Julianne

Julie is a modern day Renaissance woman and die-hard bloody mary enthusiast. When she’s not sprinkling magic fairy dust onto ModCloth’s social media channels, you can find her eclectic point of view on food, fashion, music, and DIY documented here!

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    Victoria / Justice Pirate 11/08/2010 at 1:02 pm #


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    missa 11/08/2010 at 9:02 pm #

    eh…not a fan.

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    Bluus 11/10/2010 at 5:10 pm #

    Looks like it doesn’t fit quite right…the top is a bit too saggy and the collar really shortens the torso….I like the fabric a lot though and I think with a touch of tailoring this could be a really spectacular dress

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    Velma 01/01/2011 at 10:23 pm #

    I’m not so sure this is 50s. It looks 80s to me.

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    beta 05/19/2011 at 2:18 am #

    F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S DRESS!!! Kudoz!

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