Allen Gar blue watercolour dress

Allen Gar butterfly sleeve dress

I bought this 70s Allen Gar dress a while ago at my local Vinnies op-shop, for about $6. I was attracted to the dress with it’s blue floral watercolour pattern. The pattern reminds me of 50s cotton dresses (unfortunately this dress is polyester), the butterfly sleeves remind me of 40s style dresses. I was planning on wearing it for summer (I dont know how polyester will do in the Australian summer though), but hadn’t gone around to wearing it as it’s Autumn now and getting cooler. When I do wear it I’ll have to wear it with a slip as it’s quite sheer.

Allen Gar dress

I love the close up of the fabric, look at the dappled watercolour effect!

Oh, and I got that hanger at my local Salvos for about $3, it says it’s made by Olga Berg. It has pretty flowers embroidered on the velvet material. It makes hanging and photographing clothing so much more pretty.