Fashion Friday: A navy blue pleated vintage dress

I love a vintage dress, as you all know, but finding more autumn/winter styles can be hard. I think that is because we are all drawn to a 1970s maxi or a 1950s cotton day dress, all of which are perfect for the summer. I am on the look out for the perfect dress to wear in the cooler months and this week I chose to wear my pleated, navy, vintage dress.

Vintage 1970s pleated dress fashion by Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Now this dress isn’t going to keep me especially warm, but worn with black opaques and boots it will. As it is not too cold yet I have worn a pair of leggings and my navy blue clogs from Lotta from Stockholm. Alas the dress is quite see through so bare legs is not a good choice!

Vintage 1970s pleated dress fashion by Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog with Lotta from Stockholm clogs

Vintage 1970s pleated dress fashion by Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

I love the slightly Grecian feel to it, with the gold trim and way it falls at the slash neckline. It is a late 1970s dress but has an older feel to it, which I why I have worn it to a 1920s event before.

Vintage 1970s pleated dress fashion by Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

The shoulders are gently padded and the sleeves ballooned.

Vintage 1970s pleated dress fashion by Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog with Enid Collins bag

I wore it with my Enid Collins wooden box bag from the 1960s. I liked the colour tones of the wood and navy together even though they are from different eras.

Vintage 1970s pleated dress fashion by Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog with Enid Collins bag

What do you think? Have you got your autumn wardrobe sussed yet? I have also bought a few true autumn styles (think rusty red and forest green) which I will share over the next few weeks.

Kate x

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