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The 1940s DuBarry dress for the modern girl!

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The 1940s DuBarry dress and its versatility.

The DuBarry brand was known in the 1940s – 1960s for simple yet elegant evening gowns, cocktail and prom dresses, as well as mother-of-the-bride wear.

Today the label is synonymous, amongst us vintage girls, with the best that ready-to-wear vintage has to offer. I love how easy it is to dress up or down the DuBarry gown. It makes the perfect choice for many occasions, although I personally like to treat it as a day-wear. As you can see in the photographs below, I removed the original, embellished with crystals belt, and replaced it with a simple black one. By doing so I turned the evening gown into a simple yet elegant day dress.

Orchard corset under vintage clothes

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Orchard corset under vintage clothes!

Orchard Corset

In the picture taken by Gregory Michael King I’m wearing a 1950s dress with the CS-201 Orchard Corset underneath.

I’ve recently started my waist-training with the CS-201 corset, which was gifted to me by Orchard Corset, a brand that I’ve been desperately wanting to try for the past year but never thought I would have the patience and determination to go through with wearing a corset every day, so kept postponing the challenge until now! I’ve been wearing the (what turned out to be an incredibly comfortable) corset for about 3 hours per day every day for the past 10 days. The pictures of me wearing this little miracle worker were taken on the 5th day when I was still breaking it in, a process that reminds me of breaking in a brand new pair of pointe shoes, a strange feeling at first, you don’t know if you are doing it right and it takes much longer to lace yourself in than you would have hoped. It does get easier every day and as it’s completely broken in now and nothing sticks out as it did at the beginning before the corset ‘moulded’ into a shape, I can wear it with confidence under all my vintage garments, accomplishing the perfect silhouette with a nipped waist. And that’s the point of this post.