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Personal Shopper: A Dress for Amanda to Wear to a 1950s Housewife Theme Wedding Shower

Amanda writes: "Hi Outblushinistas - I'm totally honored to be by sister in law's matron of honor at her wedding, but with this comes great responsibility. With the help of a fellow bridesmaid we are throwing her the bridal shower of the decade. Sparing you all the amazing details, the theme of the event is "50's Housewife," and we're asking guests to dress the part. I've been a little swamped in my duties to actually look for anything! I have my pearls and pumps ready - I just need a great dress that screams our theme. Her colors are pink and orange and i'd really like stick to her colors. My husband would like me to add that I should spend less than $100 (but I'm not a 50's housewife in real life!) ;) -Amanda"

Hi Amanda, I'm Found of You, and it sounds to me like you're being an awesome MOH! If you have the patience, your best bet is to troll some thrift stores and eBay, but if you don't, I've rounded up some dresses that should work. I took mercy on your husband and kept it under $100 :P

1 - Deuce Coup Darling Dress ($45)
2 - Ruby Mimosa Dress ($45)
3 - Cooking Show Dress ($50)
4 - Family and Fun Dress ($85)
5 - Blooming Brush Strokes Dress ($65)
6 - Wrapped Around Your Finger Dress ($75)
7 - Persimmon Tree Dress ($73)
8 - Practical Posies Dress ($80)

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emily j

Posted on 04.25.11 at 4:31 PM

Oooooohhhhhh. I will take one of each!


Posted on 04.25.11 at 5:18 PM

Number 5 for the win!


Posted on 04.26.11 at 7:52 AM

also try - I have purchased a few things from them - absolutely wonderful.

Amanda Zdzierak

Posted on 04.26.11 at 8:04 AM

Thank you! These are all lovely!

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