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Pink Vintage Dresses

June 23, 2011

I started collecting pretty vintage dresses last year.  I pick them up at thrift stores for a couple of bucks each.  It’s cheap retail therapy.  Which is the very best kind!  I have them all hanging up in Creamie’s closet, though there are a lot of them that aren’t her size.  I realized the other day that I have more than 50 pretty little dresses, all lined up in the closet. (photo inspired by Rachel‘s vintage here, vintage there photos.)

My little collection of pink dresses are my favorites.  I mean, how can you go wrong with little pink ruffles and polka dots and puffed sleeves?  You can’t.  That’s right, you can’t go wrong.

I can’t pick a favorite, I like them all.  But I find myself particularly drawn to smocked dresses.

I think more than half of my dress collection are smocked.  I think they are a classic that never goes out of style for little girls.

little pink dress

I took this picture of Creamie wearing one of my old dresses last September. (You can read that post here).  When she grew out of it I passed it onto my little sister.  Her little girl is just a few months behind Creamie and my sister wore this dress all the time when she was little too. ( And L-face, when you are done with this dress and if you aren’t planning on keeping it for your children’s children, you better give it back.  I have a good home for it.)

I found these two dresses at different stores a few months apart.  But they both have the same little flowers embroidered on them.  And the dress on the left is in a larger size, it will probably fit Creamie when she is four or five.  I’m not sure why, but vintage dresses for older girls are a lot harder to find.  Everytime I visit the thrifts I can find a dress for a smaller than my 2.5 year old.  But it’s only once in a great while I find one a little bit bigger.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2011 3:48 am

    I love smocked dresses, too– especially bishop style. I love the dress collection, and I love that your family is so good at hanging on to that kind of stuff. I have saved all Ethan’s smocked things, but practically everything else has been tossed. Oh, and the other day, I found a size 10 girls smocked dress for $2 at a thrift store. I bought it even though it wasn’t pink, and even though I don’t have a little girl.

  2. June 23, 2011 4:02 am

    Your collection is lovely!
    When my daughter was small I took every opportunity to dress her in pretty clothes, as I knew that that phase would not last long.
    Enjoy it.

  3. Susan Twilley permalink
    June 23, 2011 6:29 am

    I need to find a thrift store. Know of any in Dallas? 😉

  4. June 23, 2011 8:56 am

    SOoooo cute! Creamie is a doll, and I can’t believe how amazing all of your posts have been this week. So fun! I’ve never really been a “pink” girl, but I think I’m starting to turn thanks to you. 😉

  5. June 23, 2011 9:52 pm

    I have looked through your site and found it fascinating. Pink is my favorite color too, though not one that I can wear very well in clothes. Loved the flowers!

    Your dress collection was just darling. I especially liked the 3rd dress from the left in the top row.

    Thanks for sharing

  6. June 25, 2011 10:21 am

    Question: How do you clean up things that you get from thrift stores? I’ve always wanted to visit one but am kinda afraid to cos I’m a little OCD when it comes to cleanliness.

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