Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Catherine Ogust "Forever Dress"

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When I came across these dresses, I just knew they were something special!  The gorgeous print. The easy  fit.  The soft cotton.  So I snatched them up right away!  (Originally, there were three of them, one has already sold)  I did some research on the brand and LOVED the concept!

Catherine Ogust for Penthouse Gallery

The name sounds like porn wear, no?  However, Catherine Ogust was a print designer for Penthouse Gallery.  The above dresses are referred to, by the brand, as The Forever Dress, because it's such a classic dress, it can be worn forever!  THAT'S the concept that I love:  a print and tailoring that never dates.  The hem can be taken up.  Wear with or without a belt.  Swap the belt out.  Or even wear in the current popular style of pencil skirt over the dress with the hem flaring out the bottom! (Info Source and a great read!)

When I look at these, I can't help but reassert, "THIS is why I love vintage!!"

As you're shopping, please don't forget to peruse Bella's store.  She has such novel vintage items!  And Terri has a growing eBay shop that exemplifies her classic style and vintage flair!  Now, more than ever, there are so many options to Shop Secondhand First!


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13 comments:

  1. I love the prints on these dresses Serene. Of course the bright one is my fave! I have it on my like list!

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    1. Awww! Thanks Paula! I can SO see that dress on you!!!

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  2. Fabulous! When I sold vintage on eBay, I felt very lucky to find one of these fab dresses. xoxoxoxo

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    1. Patti....can't you just spot the special ones a mile away!?

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  3. Good Gawd, I loves you, Girly! Love your concept of style- FOREVER, classics and your eye for good stuffs. Thank you for promoting my shop and Terri's and for being the perfect posterchild of SECONDHAND FIRST.

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    1. Thanks girly! You have such gorgeous things in your shop....I'm LOVING those vintage polka dot bracelets!!

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  4. I've been eye-ing these dresses! Thanks for the background, and the plug.

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  5. I'll take that neon print one off your hands!

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    1. Isn't it fabulous!? I just love them both so much....and I'd be tempted to keep them if they weren't a tad small on me. :(

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  6. Yes, these absolutely could be worn forever! The prints and colors aren't "me," but I agree that they are timeless, and the shape is impeccable. It's kind of like the classic wrap dress, but it's not going to fall open or cling or show too much cleavage -- you can simply unbutton however many buttons you wish!

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Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! ~Serene