7.25.2012

Lanz dress

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Within the past year or so I've had pretty good luck with Lanz dresses from the 70s and 80s. They manage to keep the high quality they were known for, and not be too trendy (no double knit polyester found so far, yay!). I'm not too familiar with vintage brands, but Lanz is something I always come back to. They are an Austrian brand, started making traditional folkwear in the 1920s, then moved to manufacturing Austrian inspired clothing in the U.S. in the 1940s. You can see my Lanz dirndl, but I'm not sure when it's from, dating the Austrian clothing is extra difficult. 

This dress caught my eye on the racks, both the style and the fabric. It feels so...Disney princess. Like something princess Aurora would wear while frolicking with bunnies. 

You guys know what I'm talking about right? 

Good. That's why I like you. 

I added my cinch belt, which seems perfect for a dress like this. Billowy isn't such a good look on my figure, so the belt kind of adds a touch of structure. 

So look out for those Lanz dresses, they're a good buy!

Dress-Red Light

Belt, scarf, and shoes-Thrifted

Sunglasses-H&M

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18 comments:

Laura said...

So lovely! I agree: Lanz dresses are wonderful. I have quite a few in my collection and they are in constant rotation.

Alli said...

Soooooo pretty! I remember wearing prints like that in the late 80s when peasant dresses were all the rage. ;)

Peachy Keen said...

Love the print on this dress. It looks great with the corseted belt.

Jade

Jessica Cangiano said...

That is the absolutely perfect belt for this flirty, sweet dress. You've got me yearning for both a belt like that and a beautiful Lanz dress now :)

♥ Jessica

liliesandremains said...

...WAIT... those sunglasses are H&M?! Holy universe 30s inspired awesome! H&M and i have a mixed history, in regards to everything....but insert story of why i love them here... or not here, rather your fb inbox<3

Anushka said...

It looks great with that belt, a lovely way to wear this cut of dress!

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

how very cinderella of you! I feel like you should be singing with bubbles and tweeting birds.

http://meggymoo0.blogspot.com

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Lanz is a fab brand, I agree. I have these random vintage favs I know nothing about but I seem to favour the same vintage brands over and over... I have loads of R&K originals. And Laura Ashley.

Raquelle said...

Not only is that Lanz dress spectacular, I'm in love with your belt! What kind of belt is it? I'd love to get something like that.

Q's Daydream said...

Ohhhh, I adore!

Apothecary Inn said...

WHERE did you get your shoes?!?! They are GORGEOUS!!!

Paige Turner said...

You're right, it is very Disney Princess like! It looks fantastic on you, and seems super comfortable, which is a must for my clothing.

Cheers!
~Paige

casey said...

Gorgeous dress, and I love the addition of the belt! I haven't seen any Lanz dresses lately in the thrift stores (I love them so much!), and the ones I had seen seemed to be priced higher. Which makes me suspect that the stores are on to us. lol.

Sarah Dee said...

I love that dress but I really LOVE that belt! I want one like that :) My favorite brand is L'aiglon... so perfect. I'll keep an eye out for Lanz!

xoxo Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Megs said...

Sleeping Beauty was my favorite!

VintageDanielle said...

I've always loved peasant dresses, they look good on every women and it's adorable on you.

Teresa said...

I have such a soft spot for Lanz dresses. They often come in the most adorably pretty prints.

I love your Lanz dress. Beautiful and florally.

Laura said...

Such a great dress! I'm pretty sure that I have something Lanz in my Etsy shop. I should check that out and reconsidering selling it.

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/