If This Fits You, This Is Your Lucky Day

by Erin on August 26, 2010

This dress deserves to have the internetism completely spelled out: Oh. My. God.

Olive-velveteen
 

It's a 1950s olive pinstripe velveteen dress, any one of which adjectives would normally have me reaching for the "buy" button. Sadly, it's not my size (it's B36/W28), but if it's yours, you can find it here.

Here's what Robin (the seller) has to say about the designer of the dress, Mildred Orrick:

"I consider Mildred Orrick to be one of the secret weapons of ‘50s fashion. I think she was responsible for the best work under the Anne Fogarty label, throughout the mid-50s, AND she took over for Claire McCardell’s label when McCardell died in 1957. Her work is much rarer than both of those labels and just as great in design and quality. I'd also compare her to Tina Leser and Nettie Rosenstein."

Looking at the dress, I believe it! 

What's more, it has pockets. I TOLD you this was your lucky day … 

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

bani August 26, 2010 at 6:16 am

Well that sold quickly! :O It is lovely though.

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edgertor August 26, 2010 at 9:28 am

thanks erin! Now I have to put more dresses up in my etsy store. No more Orricks, though…i wish!

that’s me, with two broken feet, modeling the dress. sigh.

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Lydia August 27, 2010 at 6:44 am

Thank god it’s already gone. Temptation = gone!

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JenL August 31, 2010 at 8:47 am

This looks a lot like KnipMode Aug 2009 #20. You can see Melissa of Fehrtrade’s at http://www.fehrtrade.com/gallery/270/pleated-lavender-knit-dress

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Sheila / Out of the Ashes Collectibles September 3, 2010 at 8:16 am

I am having “flashbacks” just looking at it!

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