Vintage Style Show at the Ohio Valley River Museum

Back in December I did a style show at the Puskarich Public Library. After the show I was approached about doing a style show at the Ohio Valley River Museum in Clarington Ohio on April 23rd for their Ladies Day at the Museum. After much debate with my husband, I decided to do the show. So off I went looking for models again. Charlie and Brandi graciously agreed right away and I asked Sarah and Abby if they were interested it was a quick resounding yes.

The Ohio Valley River Museum features exhibits on Ohio River riverboats, locks and dams exhibits, and more.

The morning of the style show started out a little over cast but beautiful. Since the ride down was over an hour we (models, my 2 girls and I) either carpooled or met at the museum. For this particular show I was asked to keep my speech part short since there were vendors


Good Afternoon and Welcome to the Ohio Valley River Museum. My name is Kristen Willis of Kris’s Vintage Clothing. Today I will be showcasing outfits from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. I hope you enjoy this step back into yester-year.

So let us begin.

Sarah: Is wearing a 1960s Candy Jr Pink and White dress decorated with small embroidered flowers

Charlie: 1950’s Blue strip dress with large white collar and cuffs gives this dress a school Marm look.

Abby: 1950’s lipstick red double button front khaki a-line skirt. Very bright red skirt made of khaki material. A 19560’s white cotton blouse with double buttons pairs nicely with the skirt.

Brandi: 1950’s White and Teal Blue Pin Vertical Stripes Shirtwaist Dress.

Sarah: 1950’s/1960’s Light blue and white print sundress.
Sleeveless dress with large white buttons down the front of the dress, almost a shirtwaist appearance

Charlie: 1970’s Pale blue dotted Swiss sleeveless maxi dress Pale blue dress with floral bouquet print on dotted Swiss material.

Abby: 1960’s Inspired by 1920’s Drop Waist Ivory dress trimmed with black ric-rac and 10 buttons

Brandi: 1950’s Aqua Patio Dress trimmed with white lace and black grosgrain ribbon

Sarah: 1950’s/1960’s White sleeveless sundress Sleeveless white sundress with 2 horizontal stripes across the waist, pleated skirt and an accordion folded pleat bust.

Charlie: 1950’s Navy Blue Shirtwaist Dress. Pin Up style shirtwaist dress, the buttons end just past the waist, heavy pleated skirt

Abby: 1950’s Pretty green and white checkered sundress is sure to to be eye catching.

Brandi: 1960’s Blue and white stripe dress with a bright red bow

Sarah: 1970s/1980s Floral Summer Maxi Dress.You can wear on or off the shoulders this dress has ruched bodice that is stretchy. Long flowing skirt with a ruffle

Charlie: 1950’s Dark Gray and White checkered shirtwaist dress.

Abby: 1950’s/1960’s Dress has a blue and white bodice print and a solid blue skirt along with matching blue bolero

Brandi: Vintage 1960’s Red and White Checkered Gingham MOD dress with white flower print all over the dress

Sarah: 1960’s flower power mini dress. Large print flower print dress with long sleeves, button cuffs, zipper down the back and small square collar.

Charlie: 1970’s Jody of California Halter Top Bohemian Maxi Dress, Patch work like details makes this dress the perfect for any summer activity.

Abby: 1950’s Sleeveless sky blue and white stripe shirtwaist sundress

Brandi: 1960’s MOD bright floral print dress Drop waist bright floral print dress inspired by the 1920’s drop waist dress. Print is a mixture of flowers, foliage, and butterflies in bright colors such as pink, light green, light blue, yellow and white



Sarah: 1960’s Youth Fair Sleeveless Green Checkered Dress. Adorable checkered print dress with large belt loops as a decoration. Each loop has 2 buttons on the top of the loop for decoration only.

Charlie: 1950’s Sage Green, Beige, Tan and Brown Stripe Shirtwaist Dress

Abby: 1950’s Yellow linen dress. Front has a faux zipper look, the metal zipper is down the back.

Brandi: 1950’s Blue Floral Patio Dress.

Sarah: 1970’s Pink and white floral print A flirty number just begs to be worn to a Summers eve party or out for coffee with friends.

Charlie: 1950’s Pale purple halter dress is ready for any Pin Up photo shoot.

Abby: 1950’s Champagne colored lace dress, lace is floral pattern. Perfect for a vintage wedding dress or a cocktail party.

Brandi: 1960’s White and navy blue color black a-line sheath dress Great Navy blue color block down the center of the dress with a small white panel going across right below the bust complete with decorative blue button

Sarah: 1960’s Gold and White Lace Shift Dress. Ivory dress with gold and white lace overlay, there are small gold flowers over the lace

.Charlie: 1970’s Aqua prom/debutante dress Wear the lace shawl collar on or off the shoulders, with a half tulip skirt over a ruffle lace tiered flouncy skirt

Abby: 1960’s Minty blue/aqua jacket, this mid length jacket is perfect for spring showers or chilly mornings

Brandi: 1970s sleeveless ivory wedding dress with a high collar is reminiscent of Victorian Revival

That concludes our styles show for today, I want to thank each of my models for helping me showcase each of these outfits for you. I also want to thank the Ohio Valley River Museum for inviting me to share my love of vintage with each of you. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the rest of your day.