Navy and White Dresses- Classic Nautical Look for Summer

Though navy blue is a classic year round color and a lovely alternative to basic black dresses, combine it with white and you’ve got yourself a nice nautical inspired look for summer.  Ever timeless, navy and white dresses, especially vintage or retro ones,  are a chic,  polished way to step out in style when the  warm weather hits. And adding red accents in the form of scarves, jewelry, shoes or bags is the classic way to  complete the look nicely!

Here are some of my favorite images of  navy and white dresses from the past to get you in the mood for nautical inspired summer dressing!

Ladylike navy summer fashions from the 1930s.

Navy and white nautical fashions-1930s

Navy and white nautical fashions-1930s

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Adorable nautical dresses from the Sears and Roebuck 1941 catalog.

 

Navy and white dresses-1941

Navy and white dresses-1941

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Feminine 50s navy and white sailor inspired dresses

1950s navy and white nautical summer sundresses

1950s navy and white nautical summer sundresses

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I don’t know about you, but I would be very happy to wear any of the navy and white vintage dresses pictured above!  Below are some outfits we put together that feature some of the dresses we have available if you’re craving the navy look this summer!

First up is a classic 50s sailor style swing dress.  Find it here!

1950s style sailor inspired swing dress

1950s style sailor inspired swing dress

Or, how about this sweet one of a kind,  authentic 1950s shirtwaister?  28″ waist.

11950s navy blue shirtwaist dress

1950s navy blue shirtwaist dress

Our Classic Dame brand 50s inspired navy and white polka dot halter dress.

Classic Dame navy white polka dot halter dress

Classic Dame navy white polka dot halter dress

 

Have a glamorous day!

 

By | 2014-05-16T11:05:11-04:00 May 16th, 2014|Fashion|Comments Off on Navy and White Dresses- Classic Nautical Look for Summer

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Theresa
Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.