From My Closet - The Better Dresses Vintage Blog

Not-So-Happy Hour: My Quest for a Cocktail Dress

Not-So-Happy Hour: My Quest for a Cocktail Dress

... This one was pretty, but too sweet for the occasion. With a $1,600 price tag and a waist in need of nipping, it didn't make the cut. And really, if I wanted a late 50s/early 60s Mad Men silhouette, I certainly know where to find one ...
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One of My Favorite Places

One of My Favorite Places

... It's been a long love affair, mostly unrequited. One evening when I was about 10 years old, my father came home from work and handed me a 5-inch-square silver box with Bergdorf-Goodman on the lid. I don't remember the occasion, if there even was one, and I couldn't imagine what he might have bought me there ...
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Casual Is Overrated

Casual Is Overrated

... I can barely express the depth of disappointment I felt when my husband informed me of the suggested dress code: CASUAL. Again! ...
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Liza and her parents, c. 1967, (c)BDV

I've Always Been Like This

... I've always felt I was born in the wrong era. Sure, I appreciate indoor plumbing, anethesia, and the right to vote, but why can't we have all that and be properly dressed for a Jane Austen or Edith Wharton novel, or a Cecil Beaton photo shoot? ...

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