Vintage glams, pinup queens and retro chickadees, were all looking for that one thing. The show stopping, center stage, knock 'em dead dress. Whether its spending hours in the dusty nirvana corners of a thrift store, savoring a sunny weekend picking through flea markets or staying up way past bed time surfing listings and adding items to your cart, we all know that finding the dress, in your size and in good condition can become more of a fruitless hunt than a hobby.
For this reason, I love vintage inspired designers. One of my favorite gals on the block is Kenley Collins, a fellow New Yorker and the vintage sweetheart of Project Runway. She has an exciting line filled with bold colors, beautiful prints and a whole array of silhouettes.
I received this white, black and blue Gentlemen Prefer Dress from Kenley Collins in a lovely package last week. The fabric is a gorgeous printed cotton with a perfect semi circle skirt. You could wear it with a softer crinoline or just on its own. The best part about this dress is the structure and support given from the boning in the bodice. I am always pulling up my straplesses, or adjusting halter tops. This one is going to stay up and looking perfect and is super comfortable. I cant wait to wear it out on a summer weekend.
Kenley's newest collection comes out May 1st, so dont forget to check it out!
In my previous post, I mentioned that I was at my friend's place to bake some cookies. She loves everything vintage and has the cutest retro appliances and perfect apartment. She snapped this post for me, thank you Lauren Duerson! xo
Dress: Kenley Collins
Shoes: French Connection
Earrings: Vintage, Pinup Queens NYC