Tuesday, July 27

perfectly imperfect




Sometimes a dress is just too pretty to cast away when it gets some pretty fatal flaws. This amazing 1940s dress is full of imperfections, very obvious one and yet, I am smitten with it. It came to me utterly filthy and riddled with holes both tiny and not tiny and it has about 4 buttons missing.  But the trapunto detail on it is perfect. The color, is nearly edible to me (would we call this melon?) and so I took the time to mend the holes (not too discretely because there was no way of doing so) and soaked it for a long while and now I have a perfectly imperfect dress that I love. I paired it with an imperfect necklace just to keep the theme going, it's missing some pearls.

1940s trapunto celanese dress • eBay
pearl and citrine cluster necklace • thrifted
pearly pink thong sandals • j crew

12 comments:

Lulu and the Locket said...

it looks perfect in it's imperfection! I'd say from here it looks like a peachy pink! Beautiful, well done for resurrecting it! x

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

I have some of these imperfect beauties! The color looks almost like a blush pink in your photos--a neutral pink. Gorgeous.

Betty Darling said...

love it, such a gorgeous colour, and as the other ladies say the little imperfections make it even more special

Starr Crow said...

it's beautiful, and i don't mind the imperfections. after all, that's what gives it character, right?

littlebyrd said...

I love it. I like that you can see the imperfections...makes it interesting.

Victorious Youth said...

I know exactly what you mean!

elventryst said...

It is a beautiful dress and totally worth redeeming! What do you soak your vintage dresses in?

Christy said...

I agree that the imperfections give the dress a lot of character! Like she's lived this long, fabulous life and has now gotten a second wind thanks to some TLC from you. :)

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

sometimes "save the pretty dresses" is the theme on my mind every time I go hunting. Even if there are a few things wrong with them, I feel obligated to keep 'em, even at least for myself. LOVE the details!

Teresa said...

I completely agree! Sometimes, a little flaw here and there is not enough to take a pretty dress down! Hey! If you wear your hair down, the flaws might not be obvious anymore. But yes! I love the color of that dress and the lovely sleeve details. :)

♥ Teresa ♥

Leather and Lace said...

this is perfection
XOXO

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Katy Howieson said...

you always manage to look fabulous its so unfair! ha!

xx

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