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In a Frenzy Over Fifties Style Full Skirts

So, by now I think most of us have been drooling over the GORGEOUS ladylike silhouettes in Louis Vuitton’s outta this world fall ad campaign. If you haven’t scoped it out yet, you can see a sneak peek over at lovely Rosebuds’ blogs Spry on the Wall and The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower! I’m going to go out on a limb and say that most of us can only dream about owning one of the gorgeous dresses that are featured in the campaign.Β  No worries…Even if we can’t go that high end with our everyday wardrobe, we can still rock a perfectly pretty full skirted silhouette!

Modcloth just so happens to have a beautiful selection of fifties reminiscent frocks…and you won’t have to forgo your kiddo’s college fund in order to purchase one of them. And even if you do have a bank account that can take a Louis Vuitton kinda hit…I daresay you will be tempted by these Modcloth pretties too!

modcloth perriwinkle prance dress

Periwinkle Prance Dress

modcloth blue ribbon dress

Blue Ribbon Dress

sweet temptaion dress

Sweet Temptation Dress

modcloth hepcat dress in black licorice

Hepcat Dress in Black Licorice

modcloth beach picnic in afternoon dress

Beach Picnic Dress in Afternoon

modcloth judy or madeleine dress

Judy or Madeleine Dress

On a side note…You may have noticed my mention of the incredible designer Stacy Lomman in a couple of my past posts. What you may not have noticed yet is the amazing opportunity that you all have to be part of the fashion world. Stacy is raising funds to show at New York Fashion Week. I donated what I could. I only wish I could do more. But if we all come together and donate a little bit, think how much that would add up to. In these trying economic times, it does a soul good to see someone achieve their dreams! Stop by Ms. Lomman’s blog, Taffeta Darlings, and find out how YOU can help a dream come true! In case you need a little push, take a look at one of her designs. It’s crazy fabulous right? I told you!

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  • Sandy a la Mode

    oh how fun are these! LOVE the polka dot ones!!

    August 4, 2010 at 7:07 am Reply
  • Rhianne

    oh, I love the beach picnic dress!

    August 4, 2010 at 7:07 am Reply
  • krystal

    aww i love the khaki colored ones!

    August 4, 2010 at 7:40 am Reply
  • Anastasia

    I absolutely LOVE these dresses. They are very flattering for those of us that sport a little junky in the trunky πŸ™‚

    August 4, 2010 at 7:49 am Reply
  • Melissa

    Yes, yes, yes! I adore this silhouette!

    August 4, 2010 at 7:54 am Reply
  • Tina

    I love this style, though it is not flattering on me at all. I love helping someone make their dreams come true even more. How sweet!

    August 4, 2010 at 7:58 am Reply
  • Jessica

    I love the madeline or judy dress! Pretty sure I can pull that off- leave it to Louis to to be so classic and feminine! Guess that is why I love my Vuittons so much!

    August 4, 2010 at 8:07 am Reply
  • Citizen Rosebud

    So glad to see this silhouette get back in the limelight. So flattering in shape!

    August 4, 2010 at 8:10 am Reply
  • Gracie

    I’m loving the full skirts. I’m especially enamoured with the sweet temptations dress. Oh such loveliness.

    And I will check out the blog!

    August 4, 2010 at 8:26 am Reply
  • Brianna

    Illustration is my heart!
    I love the dresses, and Was on my way to comment about them.
    BUT, that illustration just got me in its grasp [haha]
    I have a whole Collection of my own illustrations.
    It’s seriously my heart!


    August 4, 2010 at 8:34 am Reply
  • shelby Bukhenik

    I am positive I can NOT rock the 50s look and not look ridiculous!

    August 4, 2010 at 8:35 am Reply
  • Rebecca

    That first dress is perfect! I just wish it wasn’t so expensive for modcloth to ship to the uk… i might have to go for a vuitton dress instead :p

    August 4, 2010 at 8:36 am Reply
  • Jackiefo

    I really like this look – it reminds me of mad men! i love when the full skirt is belted, it makes your waist look teeny tiny!

    August 4, 2010 at 8:39 am Reply
  • Sherin

    I love 50’s style dresses. I love the Sweet Temptation one: it’s gorgeous.

    August 4, 2010 at 8:40 am Reply
  • Leia

    I love ’50s style ANYTHING; these dresses are just perfection!

    August 4, 2010 at 8:41 am Reply
  • Purses Pastries Etc...

    I adore LV’s new ads! Great dress picks here!

    August 4, 2010 at 8:46 am Reply
  • Katie

    Beautiful dresses πŸ™‚

    August 4, 2010 at 8:46 am Reply
  • heidi @ wonder woman wannabe

    yes please! πŸ™‚ the prance dress and the sweet temptations are my faves!

    August 4, 2010 at 8:46 am Reply
  • doodlesbylauren

    What’s better than AmAzInG 50’s style dresses? Oh, they hide the hips so well! Yippee!

    August 4, 2010 at 8:46 am Reply
  • belle on heels

    pretty sure the periwinkle prance and beach picnic dresses are going to be making an appearance in my fall work wardrobe πŸ™‚

    August 4, 2010 at 8:50 am Reply
  • Krysten

    Gosh these are so cute, I’d love to wear any of them.

    August 4, 2010 at 8:51 am Reply
  • Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi

    I love this silhouette. Not only is it feminine, but it works perfectly for my body type.

    August 4, 2010 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Anna

    Love all of these! So vintage and sweet. xo

    August 4, 2010 at 9:18 am Reply
  • Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

    Cute stuff- love the style. The last dress is my fave πŸ™‚

    August 4, 2010 at 9:20 am Reply
  • The Boob Nazi

    They are gorgeous!

    August 4, 2010 at 9:22 am Reply
  • Staley Mc

    I just love 50s style anything! These dresses are adorable!

    August 4, 2010 at 9:29 am Reply
  • The Only Girl

    Gorgeous! I need one of these. Then I need somewhere to wear it.

    August 4, 2010 at 9:29 am Reply
  • Cara

    I bought this white and orange polka dot fifties frock…but only wore it once, because I felt too “leave it to beaver”

    August 4, 2010 at 9:32 am Reply
  • New London

    Her garments are gorgeous. She’s lucky to have the BonBon Rose Girls out there supporting her cause!

    August 4, 2010 at 9:34 am Reply
  • Maddy

    *sigh* …I,too, love those LV ads!! But I adore the thrifty alternatives you found on Modcloth! The Hepcat dress is my favorite πŸ™‚

    August 4, 2010 at 9:41 am Reply
  • Audrey Allure

    Such gorgeous dresses, so in love with this style!

    August 4, 2010 at 9:52 am Reply
  • Michelle

    I’ve always rocked the full skirts, but sort of stopped in the last year or two since I felt like they were getting out of style, compared to sleek pencil skirts and other less flouncy styles. But now they are BACK and I am so excited!

    August 4, 2010 at 9:55 am Reply
  • Allison

    In love with girly 50s dresses! No hip hugging for me. I’m definitely buying into that style. πŸ™‚

    August 4, 2010 at 10:01 am Reply
  • Marie

    I love the ’50’s-style dresses! I wish we could re-create that era through fashion today! How dapper we would all look ; )

    August 4, 2010 at 10:02 am Reply
  • Kerr

    I love ALL of the dresses. I can’t stop shopping. I think I need to be checked into rehab!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:06 am Reply
  • Cabootique

    I love the periwinkle dress from Modcloth.
    Just checked out Taffeta Darlings…everything is FAB! Definitely going to donate.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:08 am Reply
    • stacy


      Hi… oh you are such a doll! I am so thankful for everyone who is cheering for me!


      August 4, 2010 at 10:57 am Reply
  • jILL @ Teenage Bride

    officially drooling….

    August 4, 2010 at 10:21 am Reply
  • Emily

    I have been craving a full skirt to wear! So chic!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:30 am Reply
  • Diana

    These dresses are all so gorgeous I honestly can’t choose a favorite one!! That illustration is fabulous! I’m headed over to the Taffeta Darlings blogspot now.

    Have a fabulous and beautiful day, darling!!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:37 am Reply
    • stacy


      Hi Diana, how are you?
      Thanks… so glad you like my sketch πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!!

      August 4, 2010 at 10:55 am Reply
  • Paulettew

    Love the 50s trend! Full Skirts are so fun to wear!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:41 am Reply
  • Channon

    I don’t think I’d turn down any of them, but the first one makes my heart sing. I have a string of cocktail parties looming… Hmmm…

    August 4, 2010 at 10:48 am Reply
  • Scientific Housewife

    The LV campaign is gorgeous and I love me a full A-line dress!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:52 am Reply
  • stacy

    OMG! I just love you — putting me in the company of Vuitton.
    Thank you for the mention and the pitch and the support and the donation and …. everything.

    You meet the nicest people in blogworld. And you find some great and informative reading like Bon Bon Rose Girls!


    August 4, 2010 at 10:54 am Reply
  • Lisa

    i love those LV dresses!!! (sigh)

    August 4, 2010 at 10:55 am Reply
  • Renee

    I rented “she’s out of my league” last night and the leading lady wore dresses similar to these and I thought the entire time I watched it how cute she looked. I think these are adorable and so refreshing!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:56 am Reply
  • hi-d

    That beach picnic dress is so pretty…they are all so feminine looking.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:58 am Reply
  • Wendy

    Love them! Especially the Periwinkle Prance dress and the Beach Picnic.

    August 4, 2010 at 11:01 am Reply
  • Val

    Oh how cute! I wish I had a waistline to wear them! But those are just the things my 15 year old is begging for…

    August 4, 2010 at 11:05 am Reply
  • carma

    I’ve always loved periwinkle – very flattering!!

    August 4, 2010 at 11:06 am Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    How are you guys always the answer to all my fashion needs? I was just thinking how I really need more dresses but nice ones that are affordable. Cha ching! Thank you!

    August 4, 2010 at 11:17 am Reply
  • lindsay

    These dresses are so much fun! πŸ™‚

    August 4, 2010 at 11:21 am Reply
  • Kristin {Ellie-Town}

    I love them all!

    August 4, 2010 at 11:29 am Reply
  • Kristina P.

    I really can’t get enough of dresses. I have one like that polka dot one up there, that I got from Target. Love it!

    August 4, 2010 at 11:35 am Reply
  • Diana

    I adore the top blue one…Its so pretty:)


    Ps: I am having a really great GIVEAWAY today…hint?(something you can wear) so please join in !!!!

    August 4, 2010 at 11:37 am Reply
  • ae

    I just purchased the hepcat dress about a week ago. I cannot wait for it to get here!!

    August 4, 2010 at 11:46 am Reply
  • Abbie

    I adore each and every one of those dresses! They are absolutely gorgeous!

    August 4, 2010 at 11:49 am Reply
  • Salt

    SO darling. When I wear dresses like this, I feel a little bit like they aren’t entirely my style, but I love them on other people. I wish I could pull off the look.

    August 4, 2010 at 11:51 am Reply
  • myra

    love the polka-dot ones! they are fantastic & so classy!

    August 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm Reply
  • My Republic of Fashion

    I absolutely love all of those dresses. I want one…actually I want them all! Great post.:)SarahD

    August 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm Reply
  • WendyB

    I puffy heart you for mentioning Stacy.

    August 4, 2010 at 12:20 pm Reply
  • Katy Mary

    I have always loved the 50s style! Sometimes I wish women still wore dresses like that everyday haha. I am dying over that perwinkle dress, it’s gorgeous!!

    August 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    Thanks for giving me a shout out! Those ads are just dreamy, and perfect inspiration! I’m so in love w/the first dress – beautiful!!! Great picks, perfect for thist time of year. xoxo

    August 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm Reply
  • sari


    August 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm Reply
  • Shop N' Chomp

    Love that sleeveless polka dot number! πŸ˜€

    August 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm Reply
  • Tights Lover

    I absolutely love this style of dress. I think the Hepcat is my favorite!

    ps. Tell the hubs good luck on the MBA. It’s definitely worth it. It’s a great experience!

    August 4, 2010 at 1:26 pm Reply
  • Lucky Dame

    Of course, you know this post made me happy! Love the polka-dot summer dress with bow. CUTE!

    August 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm Reply
  • Diana

    ok, i really like these but i’m not sure how i feel adding more volume to my hippy hips ;__;

    August 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm Reply
  • Jocelyn Stott

    OMG I was just talking to a friend about all of the cute 50’s dresses around. Love this post – you are right on the money.

    August 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm Reply
  • Kenzie

    Okay. I want all of these dresses, like, right now…in my closet…with matching shoes.

    And I received your e-mail! I hope the new link works. πŸ™‚

    August 4, 2010 at 2:20 pm Reply
  • lisa

    I love all of these dress picks!

    August 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm Reply
  • Linda

    Gorgeous. I love them all!

    August 4, 2010 at 2:31 pm Reply
  • Gingergirl

    Such cute dresses! I’m really into a fuller skirt and shirtdresses lately. They really are classic styles.

    August 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • Shin

    They’re all beautiful! My vote is on the cream color one!! xxoxoxooxo

    August 4, 2010 at 2:45 pm Reply
  • Couture Carrie

    Loving these, especially the first one!
    And that sketch is gorgeous!
    Fab post!


    August 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm Reply
  • Johanna

    Loving those dresses! & a resounding YES…fab designer needs to have her dreams come true πŸ™‚

    August 4, 2010 at 3:56 pm Reply
  • Shea

    The 50s silhouette will never go out of style! I love it–especially that Judy or Madeleine dress.

    August 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm Reply
  • Victoria

    Love the LV style for a/w 2010/11. I’m so loving the 50s/60s style with a big nod to my fav series Mad Men. Love those last two sandy colour dresses.

    August 4, 2010 at 4:27 pm Reply
  • Nadette @ Eat, Read, Rant!

    i really do like the 50s style dress. I have a black dress with a full skirt with a wrap around tie waste. it is so flattering, I just love that dress. I’ll stop by stacy’s blog. My college roomie was a fashion major, so I know her pain, and i hope I can help her out!

    August 4, 2010 at 4:33 pm Reply
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  • tash

    I just did a post about this! SO funny! Love your blog, this is my first time here but won’t be my last!
    xo tash

    August 4, 2010 at 5:03 pm Reply
  • Carrie

    Modcloth is such a dream come true. They have the cutest things for such reasonable prices. Love.

    I have to zip over to Stacy’s and examine what this is all about…her sketch is amazing.


    August 4, 2010 at 6:15 pm Reply
  • smArtee

    Hi There…thanks for stopping by during my respite….now Im back and raring to go…your blog looks fabulous..!

    August 4, 2010 at 6:22 pm Reply
  • Madeline

    Oh, loveliness!!

    August 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm Reply
  • Christine

    That sketch is incredible!! Just beautiful. Here’s hoping Stacy reaches her dream- the girl has skills!

    August 4, 2010 at 7:10 pm Reply
  • Cecilia

    How cute!!

    August 4, 2010 at 8:12 pm Reply
  • Ashley

    Cute dresses! Love love love them!

    August 4, 2010 at 8:22 pm Reply
  • chantele

    Ah you gotta love the 50’s silhouette!! Full skirts, nipped waist could anything be more feminine. Daisy Dayz Home

    August 4, 2010 at 8:50 pm Reply
  • Josie

    I love, LOVE fifties style! It’s so simple and sweet and ladylike! That first dress is charming — very, very Audrey, my dear! Your taste is so flawless.
    xo Josie

    August 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm Reply
  • Anaiz

    I just wanna put one on and twirl around the room πŸ™‚

    August 4, 2010 at 9:38 pm Reply
  • Erica @ Fashion meets Food

    oh my word! I need that black dress with the pink polka dots! Amazing!!!


    August 4, 2010 at 10:24 pm Reply
  • S

    Love love love all of these dresses!!

    August 5, 2010 at 2:15 am Reply
  • Casee Marie

    Oh, thank you so much for the mention, dear! That made my day.
    Gorgeous post. Modcloth is such a dream for their selection of retro dresses. I think they even have one called the Joan Party Dress (or something similar) that’s inspired by Christina Hendricks’s character on Mad Men. My wishlist over there is astounding!

    So excited for Miss Lomman! I hope it all works out for her. Absolutely going to check out her blog now. (:

    August 5, 2010 at 11:10 am Reply
  • Jen

    Yay Casee! So glad you got mentioned.

    Beautiful post. Love the dresses, and that sketch especially. <3

    August 5, 2010 at 11:57 am Reply
  • Gwen

    I love, love, love the beach picnic dress!!! XOXO

    August 5, 2010 at 4:19 pm Reply
  • laura

    I’d kill to dress like that 24/7. so would my hubs *wink wink*

    August 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm Reply
  • shinta

    love love love the sketch πŸ™‚

    August 6, 2010 at 3:39 am Reply
  • Cassie

    I adore the sweet temptation dress!

    August 6, 2010 at 12:28 pm Reply
  • MarieRedd

    I am not a dress gal, but the 50’s style dresses, I love em!!! Catherine McNeil models some in Vogue Australia. You should check em out on my blog! They are beautiful

    August 6, 2010 at 6:47 pm Reply
  • Shelby

    I absolutely love these dresses! They are very classy and look great for the summer heat.

    August 6, 2010 at 7:39 pm Reply
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