Swirl dress I heart thee

I recently became a member of a Facebook group call Glitz & Pieces, which I’d heard about on Twitter as I follow the lovely Miss Matilda– the genius behind Able Grable vintage dresses.

Glitz & Pieces is a place where you can sell or swap you vintage or glamorous goodies. We all have things we’ve bought on a whim and its not as if you can return vintage to the shop- it just doesn’t work like that.

I you fancy a bit of swapping or selling, or even buying, you can request to join the group- I think there is a cap at 300 members and we are at 270 at the moment.

Any how- I managed to bag myself a Swirl dress, which was being sold by the luscious Lisa from SnoodleBug Vintage. And honestly I don’t know why its taken me so long!! Actually I do- they tend to be hard to get hold of and therefore on the expensive side.

A bargain at £25
Using the guide at Vintage Fashion Guild, which also tells you more about the Swirl dresses, I’ve dated this dress using the label, as being from the 1950’s. I absolutely love it!
I bought it at what I thought was the end of summer and didn’t think there’d be a chance I’d wear it until next year. But with the recent outrageously hot weather- it was perfect!
I’m a big fan of dresses in general, but this one is light, cool and really easy to wear. I didn’t feel self conscious at all- you know that feeling when parts of a dress are clinging to lumps and bumps, or even worse, starts riding up when you walk! Well you don’t get that with a Swirl as it just skims over and flatters!
That is it now- all I want to wear is Swirl Swirl Swirl!!

 PS- Sorry for delay in posting lots gone on the past few days! x



  1. Miss Matilda
    October 4, 2011 / 7:17 pm

    you look wonderful in your Swirl 🙂 xxx
    Many thanks for the mention, am just pleased the group is making us gals so happy!

  2. October 4, 2011 / 7:23 pm

    Ooh, it really suits you lady! I am so pleased that it has gone to a good home. x

  3. LandGirl1980
    October 5, 2011 / 12:51 pm

    Lookins a treat!!

  4. October 6, 2011 / 5:05 pm

    What a great idea, I just requested to join as I have a ton of stuff I would happily give away to other vintage lovers. x

  5. October 12, 2011 / 8:49 pm

    It’s gorgeous!

    I never seem to get time to go through Glitz & Pueces properly! By the time I get there everything’s spoken for!