Paint the Town Red in a Vintage Dress | Thriftanista in the City

8.13.2014

Paint the Town Red in a Vintage Dress

Sound the siren. It has been found. The perfect red dress. The perfect vintage red dress. I found myself with 30 free minutes before V's class ended, I decided to stroll into the nearby Village Discount. I looked through the "better garments" first and immediately spy a hint of sequins. 

little red dress


I suffered mild sticker shock when I discovered they wanted $7.48 for this vintage poly dream.  It's not a lot of money but I felt it was overpriced considering the quality. I bought it anyway because it spoke to me and my 10 pound weight lost. I'm super proud of the progress I've made and I like how this dress shows off my achievement.

how to style a red dress

I can remember owning one other red dress in my life. A simple wrap that I got rid of because it wasn't very flattering. I've never really thought of red as a  color I needed in my closet until I saw this dress. The color is vibrant. It has draping and ruching that are reminiscent of the 40s and a dash of 70s disco with plunging neckline and sequins.

70s disco dress

I'm undecided on the shoulder pads. I think they work with the dress. They are very large and don't hang quite right. Haven't decided to keep them or not. What say you?

vintage disco dress

I was going out on the town with my birthday BFF -- a night that included a Chaka Khan concert and reggae club after. I wanted a simple yet edgy party look. Just a bangle for jewelry. My clutch provided a bit of extra color to the mix because I can't just do red and black. I felt like a black bag would make the look completely dated. Walkable heels because my feet will complain otherwise. 

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Do you have a little red dress? What makes it special?

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