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Date: 7/17/12 3:46 PM

What are your thoughts on this dress pattern in the July 2012 issue of Burda Style? Upon first glance, I thought it was cute and very vintage looking , but then the more I look at it, it looks a little costumey.

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Date: 7/17/12 3:56 PM

It looks like a throwback to the late 60s-early 70s, but I find the combination of pleats, four different colors, plus that insane contrast buttoned band over the low-slung belt just too much for one little dress.

In one or two colors, and with either the belt or the button band--but not both--fine.

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Date: 7/17/12 4:00 PM

I think it would be adorable in say, black and white maybe with a gold accent. Maybe a solid with a stripe on the bottom.

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Date: 7/17/12 4:11 PM

I remember color blocked dresses like that from the 60's but not with wood like buttons going down the contrast band.

(at least that's how those buttons look to me)

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Date: 7/17/12 4:25 PM

Another one finding the band with the buttons misses.

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Date: 7/17/12 4:32 PM

I'm with the rest of you...that white band with buttons is not necessary. It's amazing, what goes around comes around. I had a dress almost just like this(the style, not the colors)when I was in High School. I think that's about the age that can get away with wearing it. This model is having a hard time pulling it off...

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Date: 7/17/12 5:57 PM

Sorry but this model is too old for this dress. It reminds me of something a little girl should be seen in.

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Date: 7/17/12 6:52 PM

I kind of had a bad feeling about it. Thank you for confirming it for me. I will pass on it.

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Date: 7/17/12 11:12 PM

Apparently I'm the only one, but I love it. I would have loved it even more in 1967 when I was a freshman in college, but with sleeves I would wear it today.

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Date: 7/17/12 11:36 PM

The button band has to go!

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