February in Paris with Bernie Dexter

Bernie Dexter Paris dress – turquoise floral

I’ve had my eye on Bernie Dexter‘s Paris dress for a while now. It’s a beautiful early 1960s-style sundress with a ruched bust panel and semi-circle skirt that comes in a variety of beautiful prints. I first admired the Paris in the pink blossom print – a springy cherry theme – but soon fell in love with the turquoise and rose fabric style as well.

In addition to their beauty, Bernie’s made-in-USA pieces are also high quality. They’re not cheap, which means I usually wait until they’re on some sort of sale. Luckily, I happened upon both of my favorite Paris fabricways on mark down this month! The pink blossom Paris was on clearance at BernieDexter.com while the turquoise floral was 20% off in the Unique Vintage Presidents’ Day sale. Since the beautiful Bernie Dexter Veronique dress in the blush cabbage rose print was on extra mark down at Unique Vintage, I picked it up too!

All three lived up to my expectations. I purchased them all in XL, which worked well for my 42-32-48″ frame. Sometimes Bernie’s sizing varies, but these all fit like my doily print Sweetheart dress. The Veronique requires – and accommodates – underpinnings, but the Paris dresses don’t. The bodice is supportive without a bra up to at least a real E or F cup, which is where I’m at. The top edge of the bodice is elasticized for comfort.

Bernie Dexter Paris dress – turquoise floral
Bernie Dexter Paris dress – turquoise floral

All three dresses will be perfect for spring, which is already very much upon us here in California!

Bernie Dexter Paris dress – pink blossom
Bernie Dexter Paris dress – pink blossom
Bernie Dexter Veronique dress – blush floral. The pink belt comes with the dress.
Bernie Dexter Veronique dress – blush floral

9 Replies to “February in Paris with Bernie Dexter”

  1. You look great! The Paris dress is a darling, I love it so much but I’ve never had a Bernie Dexter dress before and I wouldn’t know what size to get…!

    1. Thanks! Some of the styles run big/small so it’s a good idea to ask around before you purchase. 😀 Unique Vintage provides exact measurements for everything they sell, so they’re a good place to start.

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