Monday, January 23, 2012

Waist Not

Perhaps one of the most underappreciated pieces in the vintage closet is the shirtwaist dress. Seen as too casual, too pedestrian to appeal to the vintage afficianado seeking more glamorous designer pieces, the shirtwaist often languishes in the boutique or website waiting for someone with a keen eye and imagination to see it for what it really can be.....

Easy to make (if you can sew?), patterns abundant? Check. (Piccy link to a great resource for patterns!).

Easy to wear? Check.

Easy care? Coming traditionally in cottons or jersey nylons....check again. Easy to accessories, both retro and modern? Check check.

In summery or autumnal hues, these dresses can be worn in warm or cool weather...easily accented or layered seasonally. Now quit passing these beauties by!



Lisa said...

I feel the same way! Shirtwaist dresses *are* under-rated! Perfect vintage attire to wear out every day (to the grocery store for example!) I just love mine and always get compliments on them when I wear them out.

The Glamorous Housewife said...

I love shirtwaist dresses! They are classic, classy, and carefree!

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

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