Day 2 in Lilly: When life hands you lemons a natural reaction is to make Lemon Aid…there has been plenty of Lemon Aid to go around for all.
This Lilly Pulitzer skirt print is the White Citron Citrus Fruit paired with a sleeveless tee in lime green. Circa 2005 – I am guestimating my time of purchase….
The Citron Citrus print also came in a Capri pant, a Blanche Dress, Skirt (as shown) and another little Skirt with ribbon detail at the waist.
Becoming a Lilly Pulitzer collector is fun and easy. Once you’ve acquired one piece and seen the great dressmaker workmanship and details, you’ll want to have many others. Some collectors go after certain prints or color combinations because of their themes or their rarity or certain styles because of their popularity. Some collectors prefer vintage Lilly items which date from the late nineteen sixties to the mid nineteen eighties. Lilly closed her business for several years, not reopening it until 1993.
Starting around 1997, each Lilly print, solid color and style has a name. The official pattern names begin with the color and then the pattern name, except for the muli-patch prints. However, very few names are known prior to the 2000 collection. Whatever you select, you will acquire a beautiful garment which you will enjoy. Lilly Pulitzer clothes can actually appreciate in value if you pick carefully!
Lilly is known for her pink and green color combinations but she other wonderful color combinations as well. The other wonderful thing about most Lilly prints is that the word “Lilly” is hidden in the pattern. Sometimes it stands out but other times it is a challenge to find. Once you locate the signature it is unmistakable.