For vintage-reproduction designer, Bernie Dexter, fashion is about celebrating the female form. Bernadette Belle Dexter started designing dresses when, as a devoted vintage wearer, she was dismayed to find that real vintage dresses couldn’t stand up to a night of rockabilly dancing. As she says on her site, “After years of buying vintage clothing… and constantly being heart broken because they would rip the first night out on the dance floor, I knew then that it was time to create my own reproduction line of clothing!”
Whether you wear it on the dance floor or just as a beautiful day dress, the Happy Valley dress, named after a spot in Bernie’s hometown of Portland, is girlie personified. Available online at the end of this week!
happy valley Jessica dress, Bernie Dexter – $150
studded cat-eye sunnies, Minx Accessories – $12
honey earrings, Seaworthy– $40
cool as a cucumber heels in red, Seychelles – $70