Back when I realized all the clothes I was purchasing and loving so dearly were vintage, and when I started to make an active effort to seek out vintage dresses for my wardrobe, this dress was exactly the type I wish I owned back then. Unfortunately, finding true vintage pieces similar to the Odile dress by ACT THREE. was no easy feat…that’s until Etsy made it’s mark on the internet world and with a simple type of ‘peter pan collar 60s dress’ you’d find a slew of pieces similar to what you envisioned, but before that, seeking out pieces IRL that actually fit and were in good condition was pretty hard (was that a run-on sentence? who cares.) I slowly found myself becoming familiar with independent labels that made vintage-inspired pieces (that weren’t too rockabilly) and had quite a substantial list of designers I was fond of. A lot of those labels are now defunct or have changed almost entirely in style, so when I was introduced to ACT THREE. I felt like they were filling the void of vintage-inspired pieces that weren’t over the top. The Odile dress is something I wish I was forced to wear in school; it distinctly reminds me of a school uniform – albeit, incredibly stylish – so I of course had to give my most despondent, sad school girl vibes for these photos because this dress feels like the universal uniform for members of the sad girls club.