Post # 1
I’m a fiend for vintage clothes—my closet is overflowing with cocktail dresses from the ’50s and ’60s. Naturally, the very first thing I did after my sweetheart proposed was hit eBay. Inside of 24 hours, I had purchased my dress. It’s from Cahill Beverly Hills, and is probably from the mid-’50s.
The wonderful thing about buying vintage clothes on eBay is that the clothes are described with precise measurements instead of arbitrary sizes. The dress fits me nearly perfectly (I’m going to take it in slightly at the waist and at the arms), far more closely than a dress from a bridal shop would have.
It’s in stunning condition. I’m not even sure it was worn for a wedding, it gives every appearance of never having been used, and it must have been stored well. The tulle had discolored naturally over time, but I soaked the dress in my bathtub with Biz for 36 hours, and it brightened right up with no damage.
The bust has this lovely crossed tulle detail, wrapped with just enough lace to be interesting.
Best part: I love it completely, it’s much more my style than any modern dresses I would have been able to find. Second best part: only $170, including shipping!
Post # 3
Curious — the pictures aren’t appearing. Sorry, still getting used to the site, let me try again:
Post # 4
You will need to resize the pics. I always resize mine in paint. Hope this helps, really want to see your beauty!
Post # 5
Thanks, stlginkgo, that was exactly the problem. Fixed!
Post # 6
beautiful and fun dress!! congratulations!!!!
Post # 7
FABULOUS Dress! She is stunning! I absolutely love the crossed tulle on the bodice. You MUST post pictures of yourself on your wedding day!
Congratulations on your amazing find!!
Post # 8
AMAZING! I love it, you must post pictures of yourself in it!
Post # 10
that bust line is so romantic… congrats!
Post # 11
Your dress is absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to see how you look in it!
Post # 12
Wow! It’s divine! I love it — congrats on finding such a beauty! Please post pics…
Post # 14
Very pretty! Sounds perfect for your personality!
Post # 16
My God. I am in LOVE. I am a vintage whore too. But I went with a new dress (well, second hand). I have no idea how you got so lucky I can never find anything that isn’t in awful condition and require a lot of work or extremely expensive! Congratulations!