Hi Everyone! It's me, guest blogger Liz Devereaux. When you hang out at Xtabay as much as I do, you see a lot of beautiful things come and go, and sometimes you become deeply infatuated with certain pieces and want so badly for someone to try it on, look amazing and take it home!
Here is my Top 10 for current in-store & online Xtabay Dresses:
#10 // Vintage 1960s Wool Black/White Houndstooth Jacket and Skirt by Evan Picone Size S
Waist 26" // $198
This matching set is so awesome because of the quality, condition and mix-and-match possibilities. I know I don't have enough houndstooth in my closet and if you're lacking some then this might be the piece to try on & fall in love with. It's got such a sweet jacket with the collar and buttons, oh my! The pencil skirt would be a great piece to wear with a blouse and cardigan. It's such a classic print and shape-- I think we all need more houndstooth in our lives!
#9 // Vintage 1950s Brocade Navy and Black Dress with 3/4 Length Sleeve Size M
Waist 28" // $148
This is a great brocade dress because of the navy and black color combination. There is something about the bell shaped skirt and the sleeves that makes this one pop out to me when my eyes are scanning the racks. On the right figure, this dress is stunning and can really be dressed up or down which is easier than many dresses because of the navy/black brocade pattern. A deep magenta cardigan and some cute flats and this dress is casual for a weekend lunch. Dress it up with black heels and some chunky glitzy jewelry and it's great for a cocktail party.
#8 // Vintage 1960s Camel Colored Wool Wiggle Dress and Cape With Button Closure Size M
Waist 30" // $198
This matching cape and dress set are great for fall and the rainy season because the caramel color is super tasty and the tie at the waist makes the outfit more va-va-va-voom while still retaining its sweetness. I can't express how much I love capes! Not only are they an awesome vintage piece to have, but they are also super "on-trend" for Fall. However, they are way more expensive at retail stores, but they won't have the same history and uniqueness that a vintage cape from Xtabay has. I can see a very chic woman wearing this outfit separate or together while walking on a cloudy day and all heads turning at her grace and style.
#7 // Vintage 1960s Pat Sandler Mini All-Over Sequin Drop Waist Dress Size M
Waist 28" // $198
This is the ultimate party sequin dress! The shape of the dress it outstanding and the sequin zig-zag pattern in a bronze and gold tone is really flattering. I love how the bodice is very fitted and then at the drop-waist it flares out. The cap sleeves are really cute too but the dress itself is very sexy. I think this would be perfect for a holiday or New Years Party. I can assure you that this is one of those head-turning pieces in your closet that you'll want to throw your own parties just to wear this fabulous dress.
#6 // Vintage 1950s Silk Brown 2-Tone Dress with Bow Bust Size M
Waist 28" // $168
I love the print on this dress and its understated sex appeal. This is one of those dresses that could be passed up when on the rack, but is absolutely worth trying on because the ruching at the bust and the silhouette are amazing. I would love for someone to wear this to work, a party, a "Mad Men" themed event or just running errands around town when you want to look special and unique.
#5 // Vintage 1960s Mam'selle Wiggle Dress and Coat with Peter Pan Collar Size S
Waist 26" // $298
This is a ridiculous and amazing piece of clothing. The jacket is stunning and the dress is stunning. The peter pan collar is amazing and so is the waist-cinching belt. This wiggle dress is going to fit the lady who takes it home like a glove, a beautiful vintage wool metaphorical 'glove'. Separate these pieces or wear them together, but no matter what it's great for work, weekends or happy hour with friends. It's sweet, it's sophisticated and it's a very desirable vintage brand.
#4 // Vintage 1960s All Over Beaded Cocktail Party Dress by Gene Shelly for Dale Lin Size L
Waist 29" // $298
This all-over beaded cocktail dress is so stunning when worn that it blows my mind that some lucky lady hasn't picked it up yet! But lucky for you Reader, it is available! It has droplets of beads that shimmy and shake when worn and is the show stopper we all wish we had in our closets for that special event! Wear it for a wedding dress, to a chic holiday or New Years party, wear it to a cocktail party! Wherever you choose to wear it, you'll look and feel your best. That's what vintage beauties like this one can do for you - take you places and make you feel gorgeous!
#3 // Vintage 1950s Pink and White Rose Print Elbow Length Sleeve Chiffon Dress Size L
Waist 30" // $198
I love this dress because of its sweetness and sophistication. It is delicate but also very wearable. I can see this at a summer BBQ, a friends wedding (maybe even your own), or just a fabulous date or weekend dress. It has this awesome rose print on the under-layer and the same rose print on the chiffon top layer that adds a real multi-dimension effect to the dress and takes it from Wow! to Holy Cow! (sorry, that's cheesy)
#2 // Vintage 1950s Crepe Layered Bow Little Black Dress by Mardi Gras Size S
Waist 26" // $198
This is the PERFECT little black dress! It is so Audrey Hepburn and the shape from head to hem is exquisite! The cap sleeve, the bust, the waist, the layered hem, the bow at each hip! This dress makes me write in all capital letters and lots of exclamation points. That's how great it is. I love how this dress because of the fabric and overall shape of the dress lends itself to beng versatile still. It is definetely appropriate for a cocktail party or work function, but it is also going to be adorable if worn with a sweater and flats. Dress it up, dress it down. It is totally fantastic and one of many stand-out LBD's Xtabay has to offer.
#1 // Vintage 1960s Silk Chiffon Seafoam Green Flowing Cape Dress Size M
Waist 28" // $148
I love the color and I love the fabric and I love the shape! Every time I see this dress I think of some dreamy Mad Men episode where there is a party and the women are dressed to impress. This dress sure does impress with this flowing cape down the back and the neckline that is so effortless and chic. I can imagine a woman wearing this to a holiday party, out dancing, out for drinks at an upscale restaurant or cocktail party. It is such a fun and flirty dress and in such a unique and lovely color too!