5 Exciting Dresses to Wear as a Wedding Guest

Weddings are special; not just for the bride and the groom, but also for the wedding guests.

So, are you the bride who wants to see her family and friends all dressed up in cute outfits to celebrate her big day? Or maybe you’re looking for a special dress to wear to your sibling’s or friend’s wedding? If that’s you, then this is for you!

Take a look at our five exclusive wedding guest dresses to up your game.

1950s Style Elegant Formal Floral Dress

An irresistible black dress with a lovely, eye-catching floral design! This dress is so effortlessly elegant, stunning and stylish. Dress up in this awesome outfit and be ready for all the attention (and compliments!). You can pair this up with a pair of graceful pencil heels or bold box heels and complete your look with subtle earrings.

1950s Style Elegant Formal Floral Dress, AUD $59.90, Dressific.com

1950s Vintage Style Lace Tea-Length Button Dress

Looking for something flowy and more delicate? Choose this fantastic lace dress with an attractive color of emerald green and stunning lace appliques. You can pair this dress with elegant diamond earrings and a pair of glossy stilettoes. A matching stone studded clutch bag can work wonders with this dress.

1950s Vintage Style Lace Tea Length Button Dress, AUD $173.90, Dressific.com

Floral Print Dress

Are you attending a wedding in spring? Then this is your perfect go-to dress. It has a blend of all pastel shades which are perfect for the season. The dress has a subtle charm and will go with all kinds of accessories. We think beige shaded pumps with ankle straps will be perfect with this dress!

Audrey Hepburn Inspired Floral Print Dress, AUD $62.90, Dressific.com

1950s Vintage Inspired Off Shoulder Lace Dress

Stand out from the crowd with this darling of a dress! The elegance of the off-shoulder style, the gorgeous lace fabric, and stunning deep navy-blue color form a perfect blend of grace and beauty. You can pair it up with a set of your exclusive diamond or pearl jewelry to add more charm to the dress. Don't forget your special heels and get ready for a stunning top to toe look!

1950s Vintage Inspired Off Shoulder Lace Dress, AUD $179.90, Dressific.com

Hearts Will Melt 1950s Vintage Style Swing Dress

Trust us when we say you’re going to be showered with compliments all night long with this frock. Available in 6 gorgeous shades, this dress is going to melt hearts and make you look and feel like a million bucks! Channel some Audrey Hepburn vibes with the all-time classic black and feminine off the shoulder neckline. Pair it up with your favorite jewelry, a pair of pumps and dazzle through the party!

Hearts Will Melt 1950s Vintage Style Swing Dress, AUD $53.90, Dressific.com

Aren’t these amazing? At Dressific, we have many more of these outstanding dresses available for you to choose from. We love everything from the 1950s fashion - from alluring, figure-flattering wiggle dresses to fun and flirty swing dresses!

Our 1940s and 1950s inspired dresses come in a variety of styles - from the stunning halter to cute sweetheart necklines - and a myriad of prints - from polka dots to florals and even fruits! These stylish yet comfortable dresses are versatile and fit for almost any formal or semi-formal occasion.

Explore our wedding guest dresses now and stay tuned for more! And yes, don't forget to add your comments, ideas, and suggestions below!

7 Classic Vintage Dress Styles From 1950s

Vintage dresses are back in trend these days.

In the era of 1950s, there was a vast variety in the dress fabrics. There was cotton, wool, linen, rayon, polyester fabrics, etc. which were popular. Along with the fabrics, dresses in the 1950s used to have a huge variety of colors right from pastel hues to jewel tones like royal purple, ruby red, navy, and emerald green. Also, vivid patterns were used to make the dresses look gorgeous! A few favorite trends were florals, plaids, polka dots, gingham checks and stripes. Novelty prints were widely popular too.

All this sounds lovely, right? Would you like to know more about the styles of that era? Here we take a look at seven awesome vintage dress styles from the 1950s!

1. Full Skirted Dresses

The full-skirted dress is one of the iconic vintage 1950s dress style. In this style, the bodice is fitted with a full circle or gathered like a swing skirt which flows out from the waistline. You get the fullness of this dress by gathering or pleating 6 yards of lightweight and flowy fabric. The skirt is worn with a petticoat or a thin slip for more natural movement. These dresses are also known as swing dresses. The necklines of these dresses are usually scooped, V-shaped, boat-neck, square-neck, or sweetheart.

1950s Vintage Style Free As A Bird Dress, AUD $63.90, Dressific.com

2. Wrap Dresses

The wrap dress is designed by crossing the fabric in the front and gathering it in the sides. These flowy wrap dresses look best with short puff sleeves and dolman sleeves.

V Neck Bow Detail Midi Lace Dress, AUD $53.90, Dressific.com

3. Wiggle Dresses

Wiggle dresses are often zipped up at the back. The neckline is decorated with tiny collars and bows. The skirts come with welt pockets on the sides, and some dresses can also have buttons in the front. The upper part is sleeveless or has a short cap or elbow-length sleeves. This dress also comes in high neckline which gives an illusion of thinness. The skirt of this dress is similar to a pencil skirt today. It is curved on the hips and tapered down to mid-calf.

1950s Vintage Style Floral Goodness Wiggle Dress, AUD $54.90, Dressific.com

4. Shirtwaist Dresses

The shirtwaist dress is a famous vintage dress pattern. Shirtwaist dresses have a fitted button-down top, and a full gathered or pleated skirt completed in the bottom. The sleeves of this dress are usually a cap or elbow length. This dress also looks stunning in full-length sleeves.

Long Sleeves Abstract Print Work Dress, AUD $54.90, Dressific.com

5. Coat Dresses

The coat dress is another full-skirted version of vintage dresses. It is somewhat similar to the shirtwaist dress but is styled with a long coat instead of a shirt. The buttons are oversized, and the collar is large. Shoulders on coat dresses are slightly more padded, and sleeves are typically long, or dolman shaped. These dresses come with a matching belt. Due to the heaviness of the big collars, buttons, and sleeves, these dresses are best for fall and winter.

Long Sleeves Houndstooth Button Up Dress, AUD $63.90, Dressific.com

6. Sheath Dresses

The other most popular style from the 1950s is the sheath dress. It is opposite to the flowy skirt dresses but is equally stylish and glamorous in its looks. The sheath dress is tailored, fitted and nipped to the waist. However, the skirt of this dress closely fits the body from the waist down. These dresses carry a sleek, contemporary look which works as a bridge between vintage fashion and modern trend.
Floral Embroidery Side Slit Ruffled Pencil Dress, AUD $58.90, Dressific.com

7. Bell Dresses

The bell dress is a trend which emerged in the late 50s. It is a combination of the two skirt shapes. The skirt started out being gathered at the waist, puffed out around near the hips, and tapered back in to fit the calf. This created a bell-shaped skirt.

Off Shoulder Vintage Style Midi Dress, AUD $106.90, Dressific.com

Dresses from the 1950s surely were astounding. Do you wish to bring the style of the glamorous decade back in your wardrobe? If yes, take a look at our collection in store now at Dressific.com.

Dressific features a range of stunning vintage dresses which will make you stand out from the crowd and dance (or swing!) the night away with nostalgic retro vibes. Happy shopping!


Retro Style Dresses For You This Christmas!

Can you believe we're nearing the end of 2016? What a year it has been, hasn't it peeps? We'd like to thank you for your support - it's fans like you that makes what we do worth doing!

As we embrace the spirit of Christmas and welcome the presence of loved ones (and presents too! πŸ˜†), we thought you might want to celebrate this year in style! So we've rounded up all our Christmas themed retro dresses for you. Go check them out here.

And while you're at it, might as well add a pop of colour and complete your retro ensemble with one of our gorgeous 1950s style petticoats. Every retro dress deserves one and yours does too!

Enjoy! Till next time, stay retro girls! πŸ’›


The 1970s Maxi Dress Styles: Are You A Fan?

Ah, the 1970s. Such carefree fashion styles ranging from flares to bell-bottoms, hot pants to mini skirts and maxi dresses to floaty kaftans. In 1970 fashion was all about keeping clothing snug on top and relaxed at the bottom. And of course, not forgetting pretty prints too!

Since summer is near (yes, you can most definitely feel it in the air!), temperatures are rising as we bid spring goodbye. I like to think that maxi dresses are a staple for summer especially with their lightweight and comfortable fabrics. It just makes the heat a little more bearable, and quite honestly, I just don't enjoy fabrics that adhere to my skin especially when I perspire. Nope, not one bit!

So this week, we've decided to introduce a few 1970s maxi dress styles featuring gorgeous printed chiffon fabrics to our online store. So if you're as much of a boho addict as we are, you're in luck because these selections will be perfect for you! :) Go check them out here.

Till next time, stay retro girls! πŸ’›


Helping the Cangianos

In our last blog post which was a little over 2 weeks ago, we mentioned Jessica Cangiano from Chronically Vintage who reviewed our Elegant Me Floral Retro Dress.

It was on the same day itself, that is, the evening of Oct 13th that a horrific catastrophe befell the Cangiano family. It wasn't until a week later that we found out about the tragedy from Jessica herself. It was really heartbreaking.

The Cangianos lost their home and all of their belongings in an arson fire that destroyed the entire fourplex building which they lived in. Thankfully, the family managed to escape their dwelling unharmed but were unable to find their darling kitty, Stella before they had to evacuate.

Although the Cangianos survived this trying incident, most of what they owned were destroyed in the fire. A lifetime of vintage collectibles, books, electronic devices, craft supplies, and unfortunately, all of the merchandise in Jessica's Etsy vintage shop were wiped out in the blaze. The dress we sent Jessica (as seen in photo above) was sadly, lost as well. They were left with only the clothes on their backs, their phones, a small purse and their vehicle.

You can read more about from the blog post here as Jessica recounts the details of the incident and how the family is currently coping with the tragedy. The news story and a short video can also be read and watched here.

If you'd like to support Jessica and her family to get back up on their feet again, donations are more than welcome here, via a fundraiser dedicated to aiding the Cangianos.

Jessica and Tony, our thoughts are with you every step of the way. We wish you all the best and we know you will come back stronger than ever. Have faith that things will work out in the end. ❤️

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