Sunday, August 5, 2012

A nouveau dress.

This dress has been an obsession of mine since I found it. It dates to the 1910s, sometime after the S-curve corset shape was in style, but before the slightly shorter hemlines of those stylish, heavily beaded flapper dresses. It was obviously inspired by the Greek goddess look, with the fluttery draping around the sleeve holes and the wing/column-like draping down the back of the dress.

This dress feels like a thin, crinkly silk, and is embellished on the front with the tiniest beading details, and on the shoulder with a cluster of pearls. This dress is in shockingly pristine condition, with the only flaw being a faint stain on the left arm draping that is unnoticeable when worn.

To figure out how this dress might have been styled, I wove some off-white ribbon through an opening in the draped area. A wider cloth belt might have been worn the same way.

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Peaches and Cream: Updated

Update: I found this gorgeous maxi dress over Memorial Day, and then managed to completely forget to photograph it, but it's too good not to be added to this collection.

It seems that I've been drawn to the color peach lately. All of these items can be found at Inherited: