Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Vintage Gingham Dress

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If worn differently, this vintage gingham dress might run the risk of feeling way too costumey. Or... in other words, might run the risk of looking too much like what I wore 10 years ago. I used to be really into the whole '50s/Rockabilly thing (hence those birds on my back - still love them though, helps that I frequently forget they're there), that interest was somewhat evident when I started this blog back in 2009. Why, I don't know, other than to say that other experiments in identity weren't out of the question for me. Save for a couple of full skirts, that style has mostly faded from my repertoire, replaced with pieces that feel more like the person I actually am (or have become, as the case may be). But this dress caught my eye when it showed up in a pile my friend Ashley was getting rid of before a move. The nearly-off-shoulder cut is amazing, and I love how the lace and gingham hint at square dance without tipping over to full-on Dolly Parton (much as I love her). One direction, it could easily fall into full-on Betty Draper territory, but with the right accessories (and hair), I feel as though a vintage dress can look modern and polished, with even a bit of an edge.

Details: Dress, bag, and scarf: Vintage, Sunglasses: Free People, Earrings: Rackk & Ruin
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Michaela said...

That is such a gorgeous dress - I love vintage pieces like that, keeping everything else about the look understated really lets that particular piece shine. Nice!

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