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My Mad Men Day Dream

Don’t call these vintage reproductions. Trashy Diva brings your ideal vintage dress dream to a 2010 reality!

I’m a vintage clothing hound.  I’ve been collecting vintage clothing for nearly 15 years, which means my collection has been pruned to perfection.  Every vintage dress I have left is an absolute stunner, a perfect representative of my favorite silhouettes and fabrics from the 40s to the 70s.  The only thing I’m missing at this point is the perfect vintage Halston…

Nevertheless, I can’t resist adding these insanely perfect Trashy Diva dresses to my closet.  These beauties are the best vintage-inspired dresses I’ve seen.  Trashy Diva gives you a chance to sport the retro (and yet never costumey) look without any of the hassles that come with owning & wearing real vintage (short bodice lengths, seams that have a tendency to split easily, the fear of moths attacking your favorite 40s wool rayon frock and that dreaded dryrot!).

And good vintage is just so hard to find now a days.  Most of it got consumed in the vintage revival of the mid to late nineties and when you can find a vintage dress that calls your name, it’s so rarely in your size.  And condition will cost you nowadays.  You don’t just happen to come across 50s polished cotton party dresses for $4 at Good Will anymore…

Trashy Diva embodies the true spirit of the vintage wearer (I’m looking at you, girl in the vintage dress!): a love of beautiful prints, an appreciation of the often superior construction of vintage dresses and a fondness for the silhouettes of the 40s and 50s.

These dresses are absolutely spot-on from the perfect prints and color choices, like the dead-on 40s celadon green of the Obi dress (not to mention its perfect chrysanthemum print) to the 40s/50s silhouettes re-interpreted for a wide range of modern body-types to the choice of truly fine fabrics (Katie wears the Charlotte Dress in Retro Floral fashioned out of heavy-weight silk crepe de chine!).

And of course it doesn’t hurt that they all make us look so happy.  We had to place a second order so all the Minxies could grab their dream dress and still have a full size run left… for you, dear customer, should get first pick.

I’ll be taking home three.  And all of them are worthy to join the collection.

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