Wearing a dress your grandmother wore decades earlier is such a special tribute. What makes it better is how timeless the dress looks, even today.
This dress epitomizes the "New Look" silhouette of the '50s. The emphasis on an hourglass figure was a sharp contrast to the boxier styles of the 1940s. The style was also a celebration of the end of war-time rationing. With fabric no longer restricted, these new dresses took advantage of the yards upon yards of material now available.
Today, '50s style has seen a resurgence, with nostalgic patterns and retro-inspired fabrics easily found in shops. Although fashion is cyclical, the timeless look of this era never seems to really go out of fashion.