Wednesday, August 10, 2011
While I love vintage homewares and linen, I'm not that into vintage clothing. Having said that, I have the most beautiful linen coat and several silk slips, which are some of the hardest working items in my wardrobe. But, generally, there's way too much man-made fabric going on for my liking in the vintage-clothes world.
Which brings me to this dress. Lazybones in Paddington sells a few genuine vintage bits and pieces among its own vintage-inspired new clothing and bedding ranges. I picked up this dress just to take a closer look at the construction as it has the most wonderful fishtail at the back, which is pictured. I tried it on, just to see what it looked like and found it fitted like a glove. It's such a clever design that I thought surely a seam would blow if I tried to sit down, but, no, not even the slightest groan. It moved with me like a second skin.
Now, normally, I wouldn't be adding volume with sheaths of fabric to my bottom area but this dress seems to defy the rules of physics as the tail adds interest but not bulk. I know not how it works but, for $65, it was coming home with me anyway.
Now all I need to do is wait for someone to invite me to a spring garden party so that I have somewhere to wear it.