There's nothing like a vintage tropical print maxi to rock the summer. From vibrant hues to kicky details to bold, jaw-dropping prints~ Fast Eddie's Retro Rags does Hawaii. (Oh yeah. of course I went there.) As you probably figured out by now, I'm usually not a fan of the 1970s or the fashions of the era. But sometimes, once in a blue moon and depending if I'm drunk enough, something about 70's vintage knocks my socks off, and these maxi dresses do just that. I am now sockless.
I should clarify, I loathe 70's hippie fashion. I adore eccentric fashionista 70's fashion. Picture this: Miami. 1970's. Bleach blonde hostess named Dixie in her mid 40's throwing a cocaine-and-booze-soaked party, mambo on the hifi, leathery tanned skin, gold jewelry dripping off of her, teetering around in suede platforms, martini in one hand, cigarette in the other, flirting with the waiters and cabana boys. Like Magda on "There's Something About Mary". That's the 70's style I love. Is that clear now? I thought not.
Anyway. Each picture and link is clickable to the listing, should you also weirdly covet maxi dresses in a way you never though possible.
RED HOT HIBISCUS Long & Lean Cotton Maxi Dress
BELL SLEEVE Vintage STAN HICKS Empire Ribbon Hawaiian Maxi Dress
PAKE MUU Vintage CUTOUT SLEEVES Hawaiian Maxi Dress
TOMATO PRINT Vintage FLOOR-LENGTH SLEEVES Maxi Goddess Dress
This one especially murders me. It's silk chiffon, has a tomato and flower novelty print (zuh?) and these incredible, floor-length sheer split sleeves that you can wear down as in the picture, or tied to the back, so your arms are exposed. Sigh. So dreamy. Pass me a rum and coke.