For the first couple of years of doing Fashion Fridays I would find new clothing and accessories and then find vintage items that looked like they could have inspired the new item. I would end up spending hours looking for items that looked sufficiently alike. Eventually on Fashion Fridays I just posted new items that I found to be vintage inspired without the original vintage items. I thought I would occasionally foray back into my original idea of showing the new and vintage items together. Today's post features sailor dresses. The new one posted above and the vintage ones posted below.
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel silk crepe de Chine sailor dress.
You can purchase this new dress for $495- over at Net-A-Porter.Com
1960's blue sailor dress with red necktie.
Measurements are 35-36" Chest, up to 30" Waist
You can purchase this vintage dress for $136- from rococovintage on Etsy.
Vintage blue sailor dress with red necktie.
Measurements are 38" Chest, 34" Waist and 40" Hips
You can purchase this vintage dress for $45- over at dingaling on Etsy.
This post was originally published on March 18, 2011.