It's nearly summertime, which means it's the time of year for extra-long days (here in western Michigan we have sunlight well until 9 pm in summer!), balmy nights, gatherings with friends and family, lazy days floating in the lake, and outdoor cocktails. You might need a party dress or two; you'll definitely need some pretty cotton day dresses, and prints of lush florals, sporty stripes, and picnic-y gingham prints certainly won't hurt!
There's something very Royal Family about this 1950s lace party dress, and it has the most interesting color scheme I've seen on a dress in some time: taupe or cocoa lace over a gold lining, with a moss green and plum satin sash. By Young Modes by Claudia Young.
Sweet and childlike pink rosebuds cardigan, by Catalina Sportswear.
Adorable swiss dot and pintucked bodice dolly dress, by Helen Whiting.
Putty and concrete carved stone print blouse, by White Stag.
1940s romper or playsuit with cut-out midriff, by Ann's Pajams.
Dandelion print full skirt.
Wild bohemian floral print shift dress, by Queen's-Way Fashion.
Striped green tie-waist blouse in nubby fabric, by Ship 'n Shore.
1950s yellow floral print sleeveless dress.
Pinstriped leaping lions (?) blouse, by Rhoda Lee.
Calico floral stripe sundress with sweetheart neckline.
Romantic lace collar muslin dressing gown, by Godfried.
Floral print day dress, by Glenbrooke.
Rose and daisy print blouse with scalloped collar.
Picnic red gingham ruffle-front dress, by Bill Atkinson, Glen of Michigan.
Yellow woven floral plaid blouse, by White Stag.
Noir voile floral print prairie dress with peplum and lace cuffs, by L'Aiglon.
Red and gray plaid full pleated skirt.
Tulip print crepe wiggle dress, by Jonathan Logan.
1950s pink portrait collar blouse, by Rhoda Lee.
Charcoal stripe and gingham sundress, by Toni Todd.