17 Jul Trending Now: The Shirt Dress
The shirt dress. An amazing invention. Basically there was a woman out there whose nightie was in the laundry, put on her hubby’s button down, and said, “wow is this comfortable!” I think I need to make a dress out of this! I decided that I try something new that I do not own, but seems utterly comfortable, and versatile.
Dress: H&M, Scarf: Charming Charlie,Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy, Shoes: ( i have them in black too: Payless!) JORD watch c/o rose face/ KOA wood
No. Really. Let’s talk history! Now, if your eyes roll to the back of your head, as you once did in middle school when a teacher of yours said the same thing, I promise, it won’t be that way. I find it interesting the history of garments and how some came to be.
According to Wikipedia>
Shirt dresses were sometimes called “shirtwaist dresses” when they first became fashionable during the 1950s. The 1950s version of the shirtdress was launched as part of Christian Dior‘s post–World War II “New Look” couture designs, with a full skirt held up by wearing a crinoline. They often featured a notched collar, and elbow-length sleeves with cuffs. More informal versions of the shirtdress, made of cotton, but retaining the full skirt and collar, became a staple part of many women’s wardrobes during the 1950s, with designers such as Anne Fogarty becoming known for their versions of this style. A 1957 issue of Life magazine includes a photo of a typical cotton shirtdress selling for $25 in New York City.
A variation of the original shirtdress is the “T-shirt dress”. T-Shirt dresses began being produced in the 1960s, and are simply an elongated version of a T-shirt.
Version of a 1940s Shirt dress.
I love pastels and also jewel tones, but now and again find that I love earthy tones such as olive, browns, rust, gold, bronze etc. With this look, I went with a shirt dress from H&M, a crepe material in an olive khaki color I could see with bronze and brown, as well as other tones. Perfect with my JORD watch. I paired it with sparkly copper and gold tone jeweled earrings wrapped the belt around the back first, then the front for more shape, and added rust/tan fringe wedge sandals, and this cognac bag. One thing I noticed is, if taking pictures with a shirtdress, is that if you LOVE to iron, then this dress is for you! It is made of a crepe material, and I know this along with linen can be notorious for wrinkles, just the way it is!
I do like to try new things, and as I have always said, comfort is key and this does not disappoint!
Hope you enjoyed a bit of history today! Class dismissed!!
Enjoy the weekend,
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