Orange Print Vintage Maxi Dress + Style With a Smile Link Up

April 13, 2021
Orange Print Vintage Maxi Dress, Modalu orange fringed bag

When I first spotted this orange print vintage maxi dress on eBay I knew I had to have it. I just love everything about it: the print, the length, the sleeves…it’s my dream dress. But the course of true love never runs smoothly does it?

Although it was described as being in “immaculate vintage condition”, it soon became apparent when I unpacked it that it really wasn’t. In addition to the numerous stains it also has several small holes. I was so disappointed, but the seller was lovely and offered me a full refund on returning it or a 50% discount if I decided to keep it. There was no way I could part with it, especially as it fits me perfectly. So I’m hoping a dry clean will freshen it up and remove some, if not all, of the stains. Thankfully the print disguises them to a large extent.

There is something so magical about vintage clothing…

Whenever I buy a piece of vintage clothing I wonder what stories it could tell if it could talk; how many people have worn it before me, where in the world it has travelled to. There is something so magical about vintage clothing, although I realise that not everyone relishes the thought of wearing second hand garments. I totally get that, I mean I wouldn’t want a second hand bathing suit for example. However, a beautiful vintage dress, coat or blouse that nobody else has really makes me feel special. I love history, so wearing a piece of it is a privilege…even if it does have a few blemishes!

Do you love searching for vintage clothing too? What would be your dream vintage piece?

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26 responses to “Orange Print Vintage Maxi Dress + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. What an incredible find! I adore the bold colors and prints. So glad you decided to keep it. Thanks for the link up!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  2. Wow!

    This is such an amazing find! The colors are so vibrant!
    Thanks for hosting today’s linkup.

    Rosemary

  3. HI Emma
    I have been buying mostly secondhand lately myself! I love the colors and the cut is so stunning on you. The sleeves and the collar are great details! It was too bad that it wasn’t as she stated, but good that she was easy to work with. Love your haircut too!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  4. Ellie says:

    What a unique print and it really does fit you so well and looks amazing on you! Glad you decided to keep it!
    Ellie
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  5. Suzy says:

    You always look so amazing in these gorgeous vintage finds, Emma! You look like you stepped right off the set of Scooby Doo, lol, and I mean that in a really cool way. Groovy baby!!!
    hugs
    Suzy xx

  6. Emma, this dress is so amazing! I love the colors and the fabulous print. What a bummer that it is not in better condition, but at least the seller is willing to make it right. I need to go check out eBay! You find so many awesome things on there!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  7. Amy Johnson says:

    Such a fabulous, unique dress!

  8. Nancy says:

    Oh my word, how amazing. I can picture you on a magazine with designer 60s,70s furniture. Do you get the feel, don’t know how to express it lol. It’s absolutely amazing. And how kind that the seller gave you a refund. However, I don’t think it’s very nice to sell it as a good piece in the first place. Thanks a lot for the feature!!

  9. OMG!! Vintage magic at its best!!! I WANT this maxi!!!!! You look sensational!!! Please link this one up with me!!! xx

  10. Jennifer says:

    Really love the print!!

    Jennifer
    Curated By Jennifer

  11. Laurie says:

    You look powerful in this dress Emma! A powerful print.

  12. Di says:

    You make the most fabulous vintage finds! This is the perfect vibrant psychedelic 60’s print and you wear it so beautifully! I am a huge fan of vintage and love to mix my decades when dressing. Thanks for sharing this inspiration.

  13. Darlene says:

    Wow, Emma, that 60s (or 70s?) psychedelic dress is incredible on you! LOVE those colors. The fringed bag is perfect with it. I’ve just started to enjoy shopping vintage clothing, although my first pick–a very cool 80s olive paisley dress–is too big! I will have to explore the cost of alterations, so I’m a little hesitant about these purchases. You are terrible good at it, however!

    xx Darlene

  14. Celyn says:

    What a great vintage find! Love,love loove the colors prints and the cuts, it looks really flattering on you! Thanks for hosting the link up!

    Life is a Shoe

  15. You are the ebay vintage queen! You find such amazing things! This dress is beautiful on you!

  16. Katie says:

    Love this dress! The print is stunning! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  17. Gail says:

    Fantastic dress and bag! You wear vintage- and orange – so well! xx

  18. Jacqui Berry says:

    This is so you Emma, lovely vivid orange just perfect for sunny days. Thanks for hosting and how lovely to find me featured! Big hugs to you.
    Have a wonderful week and weekend. Jacqui x

  19. Thank you so much for the shoutout beautiful!
    Debbie
    http://www.yourstyledstory.com

  20. Grace says:

    I never would have guessed this dress has stains! The print is so vibrant and colorful.

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

  21. Lizzie says:

    What a groovy print!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  22. Alexandra says:

    I think magical is an understatement still – what a stunning dress!

  23. Edwige says:

    What a beautiful dress?
    YOu look so regal and fun at the same time!

    Edwig | http://www.hypnozglam.com

  24. Lovely says:

    What a fantastic dress! You are totally slaying this look!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  25. Such a stunning dress and a great find. Love the bag too! x

  26. Maureen says:

    I can see why you don’t want to return it. The bold print and colors are amazing! The fit is perfection and so far as I can tell, it’s a clothing item that is a forever. You look stunning in this dress Emma! The color suits you beautifully.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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