Friday, January 15, 2016

La Dolce Vita

Like the Pink Collar Life, The Pretty Dress Company was born in history, having come from Gravesend, an ancient town in England, rich with historical importance. With designs inspired by our favorite eras in film and fashion, The Pretty Dress Co. is unique among the rest, for their high quality tailoring, fabrics, and attention to fit, much like fashions of the forties and fifties. 

The Pretty Dress Co. is also inspired by silver screen starlets of the past, and burlesque bombshells of the present. We first fell in love with The Pretty Dress Co. last summer, but it was when we saw the decadence and details of our own Pink Collar Gal, Immodesty Blaize's edit, that we were completely swooning and smitten. If you haven't read our exclusive with Immodesty, she told our readers about her recent work with The Pretty Dress Co., showing off the form flattering fit, as if we weren't already in love with the Immodesty aesthetic! As we continue our month of Immodesty from December into the New Year, we are showcasing our favorite pieces as a continuation of our collaboration, beginning with the Fatale Embroidered Pencil and Prom Dress...




It's the sweet, pink collar life, when you have found a label with a line that captures bold bombshell aesthetic with beautiful baroque, reminiscent of a romantic Rome in the 1950's & 1960's. Federico Fellini's 1960 film La Dolce Vita, is an inspiration with it's comedic plot and picturesque views of Italy. We thought the old Spanish architecture of our California was reminiscent of a Roman Holiday, and also a nod to our Riviera girl Immodesty, often seen frolicking along the European Coasts, with palms swaying and seas sparkling.   



Anita Ekberg, while filming, draped in fur

Now we will illustrate just how good these romantic dresses of Spanish and Italian themes really are! This dress is dimensional, with layers of different fabrics, similar to couture dresses we own of earlier eras. Stepping into the dress, truly feels like you're putting on a vintage gown, as you are hugged by rich sateen, and tulle, featuring crimson embroidered roses strategically placed along your curves. The sewing techniques are inline with old couture dress making, leaving no detail unfinished or unattended to. Some off-the-shoulder designs fall, and don't stay put, causing you to worry about having a Jayne Mansfield and Sophia Loren moment. With this dress, the gathering at the shoulders and quality finishes, holds the dress right where it should be.

Italian beauty and Immodesty inspiration Sophia Loren, wearing a similar dress featuring floral embroidery, tulle and a full skirt


Having won an Oscar for best costumes, La Dolce Vita features numerous Fatale style dresses, with sensual black lace and tulle, showing some serious decolletage, just as our Pretty Dress designs. 

A mini Fountain of Trevi!

We accessorized our ensembles with our own Pink Collar Life designs of faux fur, in oxblood and noir, perfectly complimenting the color combination of The Pretty Dress Co.


The incredible embroidery falls perfectly throughout the full tulle skirt, with gorgeous, fluid, movement as you walk



The bodice of the Prom Dress and the Pencil dress is sturdy and strong, accentuating and supporting the bosom, while maintaining a tiny waist and pop of the hips!

Anita in the Fountain of Trevi









To shop these styles and more, visit The Pretty Dress Company for all of your vintage inspired dress needs! From work wear to wedding attire, The Pretty Dress has numerous designs catering to the modern day bombshell. Stay tuned for more of our favorite picks from Pretty Dress Co.!

<3 T & A

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