Friday, 16 February 2018

Desirable dresses

I've been thinking a lot about my blog here lately, and I'd really like to post more snippets from my favourite time period of 1960s and 1970s - pictures from the past of things I'm digging, informative posts about the era, that kind of thing. I feel like all I ever post about lately are things I've bought or places I've been, and to me at least it feels a bit repetitive and materialistic. Blogging is always more fun when you're sharing what you're most passionate about, and I used to mix these kind of informative posts in with my more personal ones when I began blogging so it makes sense to go back to basics.

I thought I'd start off quite simply with some pretty little numbers I'm currently coveting from Etsy. I detest that I even have to say this as blogging has become so capitalist, but none of this is sponsored, none of these sellers know I'm linking to their items even, I just dig their stuff and wish I could have it in my own wardrobe!

I've had this lovely lime green dolly dress from Jewels4Pandas in my favourites list for years and have been close to pulling the trigger and buying it numerous times. When someone eventually does I'm going to be so sad! Unfortunately the measurements are the same as my body so I suspect it will be too small, and it's too expensive to take a risk.

This groovy dress from RetroLandVintage is a thing of dreams! I should really make my own dress in this style some time.

The first time I saw this coat I swear I turned into the heart eyes emoji and had to catch my breath. It's perfect, not only my size but also quilted inside to guarantee coziness against this abysmal cold British weather. Unfortunately it's over £200 so not meant to be. It's available from Sapphireandsixpence.

I can't fault this maxi dress from Vincentandtheo, I'd love to be wearing it in the summer time.

This dress ticks all of the boxes for me, it's my favourite style of vintage clothing with it's mod lines and psychedelic pattern. It's from AmericanArchive.

Tent dresses are my absolute favourite, and something I can never have enough of in my wardrobe. They're what first drew me into wearing '60s clothes in the first place. I love the fabric of this one by MetricMod.

Isn't the pattern on this dress by wardrobetheglobe just beautiful?

I'd love to have a paper dress someday, and adore this one by VintageClothingDream. Paper clothing was a short lived fad for a few years in the mid '60s when the concept of throwaway clothing was really taking hold. You could even buy some that the wearer could colour in themselves with crayons. They didn't last for long as they were as uncomfortable to wear as you'd imagine a dress made of paper to be, and colour was known to transfer onto the wearer and anything she touched. I'd still love to find one someday for it's historical value of my favourite time period.

How groovy are these boots?!? They're from LadyOfTheCanyonUSA. I already have some purple suede boots, or I may have had to get them!

I love a Juliet sleeve, and this dolly dress from WhiteHeatVintage is just perfect for me, I love flower prints and Victorian inspired shapes. I'd love to wear it with all white accessories.

10 comments:

  1. I love this post! The second yellow dress reminds me of something Jeannie would wear from I Dream of Jeannie. Have you ever watched that show from the 60s, it's great to watch for the clothes alone! :)

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    1. Thank you! I used to watch I Dream of Jeannie growing up, along with Bewitched :)

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  2. Oh my gosh I can't believe I've never heard of paper dresses, how wild! And that first green dress is so cool. It just screams springtime to me!

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    1. I know it's such a bright happy colour! Paper dresses are weird, I've seen them in a museum before and they look just as rigid as you'd expect I can't imagine why anyone thought them a good idea!

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  3. Hi, stop in from Vix and I recall those fashions. I like bright and fun clothing and those sure would fit that desciption.
    If you have time stop in for a cup of coffee

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    1. I love a bright colour too, I can't imagine just wearing black!

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  4. these are all great picks! i don't think i've ever heard of paper clothing - sounds so cool and impractical, haha! xx

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    1. Thanks! I've seen paper dresses at the V&A before, they come in such amazing patterns but look so uncomfortable!

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  5. "when the concept of throwaway clothing was really taking hold"
    You mean I'm not suppose to throw away those paper thin shirts from H&M?! lol I remember hearing about paper dresses when I was little and thinking it was a dumbest idea ever- but I can kind-of get why with your description. Although the whole comfort thing would be a make or break deal for me. Love the roundup, everything is so cute!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah I think it can be difficult to understand paper clothes from today's perspective, but consumerism was brand new in the '60s as the previous generations were all "make do and mend" so the idea of only wearing something once and throwing it away was completely revolutionary. Nowadays clothes are made so cheaply that we really take it for granted (which I'm not sure is a good thing honestly)

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