Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Vintage Quandry


I found this dress at my local Goodwill a few months ago for $11. I initially purchased it for the fabric (gorgeous silk, not necessarily evident in this photo), thinking I would be able to rework the dress somehow. When I got it home I saw that the dress was from Balenciaga! Made in France and everything.



Which brings me to my quandary. Do I attempt to rework the dress into something more modern or do I not mess with it and embrace the vintagey style? What would you do?

Dress: Balenciaga via Goodwill
Belt: ? via eBay
Shoes: Camper



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11 comments:

Piggy wants Manolos said...

Mo put down the scissors and step away from the dress! I think it's beautiful as it is, and it's vintage Balenciaga!!!! Don't change it.....

jennirane said...

Piggy's right. Don't even THINK about altering it! It looks gorgeous on you... and you wouldn't hack away at a Monet, or re-mix a David Bowie?! (Okay. Maybe you *would* remix a David Bowie). But it looks great. I'd say make it more modern with what shoes, bag, hair and makeup you wear with it.

Tracy said...

BEAUTIFUL - don't change it, and I like the shoes with it, too. If I were bolder, I would pair it with some costume bracelets and embrace the vintage.

tania said...

looks great the way it is. (both the dress and you!) the dress is the perfect length, imo. i love how flowy it is.

World of Julie said...

Ok, phew, glad the others got here before me to make sure you don't change a thing about that dress! It's fabulous, and looks amazing on you!

Sarah said...

I can see why you'd be drawn to the fabric. I think your decision should be based on whether you love to rock this look or whether you think there is a better dress to be made out of it. I think it already has a lot going for it, but its your dress!

Claire said...

don't mess with it! it looks stunning on you! it fits you perfectly and i love the vintage style. makes it very unique!

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Tammy said...

Oh, Girly. Don't change a damn thing about that dress. If you change it to make it more modern it will just go out of style. Rock it like it is. You look great. No, you look fantastic!
Hope somebody is taking you out to dinner!

La Femme Jenny said...

I agree with the other opinions, that dress is so elegant and vintage that every change could destroy it...!

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Meagan said...

I can't believe you thrifted this! I definitely wouldn't do a thing to it.
-Meagan
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Katy Rose said...

$11???!! Are you serious. My Goodwill NEVER has anything this amazing nor this cheap. I think I might not be looking in the right places. - Katy

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