Since summer has almost come to an end, my vintage Emilio Pucci dress may no longer be appropriate for fall 2019 but it should work for resort 2020, perfect for a getaway vacation at a warm locale far from the wintery Midwest.
As you may recall, I’m still working on wearing my prized possessions more instead of treating them like precious museum pieces that have been relegated to the back of the closet, never see the light of the day. This vintage Emilio Pucci dress is a thrifted find. It was found with a missing label but I knew what it was right away because of the Emilio signature all over the print that identifies it as an original. It’s a caftan, it has pockets and very fabulous. Very timeless style which made it had to exactly date. This piece has to be over thirty years old, yet the colors remain so vivid which is very reminiscent of Pucci. Pucci also happens to be number 69 in Nina Garcia’s book The One Hundred, a guide to the pieces every stylish woman must own (here). I know its an old book (mostly still up to date except for part about the Blackberry and IPod), but I browse through it every once in a while to remind me of the classic pieces that are essential to a great wardrobe.
Combining a vintage dress with modern accessories is a great way to make a vintage dress more modern. Which I was successfully able to pull off with the Neon pink PVC Off-White Belt. I must say they turned out to be a perfect complement to the Sophia Webster clear PVC Dina Studded flat Sandals. The dress can be worn loose but using a belt to cinch it in the waist makes the dress more city friendly, moreover I’m a sucker for a cinched in waist.