9.16.2009

Fairy tale dress


This dress is so dreamy, it reminds me of Sleeping Beauty for some reason. And of course a light petticoat makes in even more fairy like.

Dress and glasses: The Red Light

Hat and gloves: I dunno

Victorian brooch: An Engagement gift from my boss

14 comments:

eme813 said...

Man, I love all your petticoats. I will fully admit to wanting more than one, especially when I see how cleverly you pair colored ones with more neutral dresses. I have been looking for some (not a great vintage resource around these parts I live in) and even thought about making one of my own based off some vintage patterns.

What are your tips for buying petticoats and wearing them?

Thanks in advanced for any help you or other people who comment might give. All the advice will be very much appreciated.

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

Yet another dress of yours that makes me green with envy ;)
That dress is so gorgeous and definitely very fairy tale-ish.
So pretty!

Meaghan Kelly said...

you're so pretty in your perfect dress!!! xo

Solanah said...

Eme, I would only say that you should buy a petticoat that is the correct length. modern ones are too short, it's the real 50s ones you want to look out for. Christian Dior recommends you make your own petticoat since your unique body and outfits will require a tailor made petticoat. You don't want one that is too short or too long. Also factor in the fullness. A true circle skirt can be supported by a very full petticoat, but one gathered or pleated like the one in this post needs just a bit of fluff :)

marb said...

what a great dress!!

tam said...

Oh my the brooch is just beautiful! As always you look stunning x

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Very pretty dress. I love the color.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Twila Jean said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress! So wonderful, and it looks AMAZING on you..


Will miss you while you are at the beach! Come home and thrift with me!!! :D

Lizzy said...

Ohhh!!! LOVELY dress!!! I wanna it!!

Ms. B said...

Such a gorgeous dress and your brooch is exquisite!!

Erika said...

I love that dress! Wonderful! Hmm, I actually think I have a pattern from the late 40s that looks very similar... I got to try to make one! =)

reilly said...

Oh god, that dress is perfect! The brooch is a nice complement to it.

casey said...

You look so lovely--just like you stepped out of a fairytale! :) I especially love the bodice shaping--I just adore how fitted and flattering dresses were during this era. :)

- Casey
elegantmusings.com

Julia's Art Studio said...

Cute, Im really feeling those frames