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Vintage to Modern: The Floral 50s Tea Dress

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Trend Inspiration: The Floral 50s Tea Dress


Floral fifties swing dresses brought to you by the one & only Audrey Hepburn

For those who don't know, Audrey brought a lot more to the fashion world than the iconic Breakfast at Tiffany's LBD. Evolving from the New Look by Christian Dior in 1947, this silhouette made its debut in the early '50s. Audrey was the queen of the narrow waisted garnet with a full skirt. Throw in a waist cinching belt and a floral pattern & it was a match made in vintage heaven. 


Classic vibes radiate from this trend, so it's not surprising that these dresses have gone from a go-to for writing poetry in the garden then, to captioning your latest #OOTD Instagram post now. This silhouette is perfect because it works for even body type. Drawing emphasis to the waist & a voluminous skirt helps to show off curves, displaying the ultimate amount of femininity. Today, stars like Taylor Swift & Blake Lively are obsessed with this slimming silhouette.


The key for channeling vintage is all in the styling. Don't stress yourself out trying to replicate the entire outfit, but rather pull from the concepts to give the look a modern twist. The best way to do that is to pair this tea length dress with bold accessories. Pair with a bold lip & a sleek topknot to slay like a 50s starlet, or pair with a choker & sneakers for an edgier, modern vibe.