Wednesday, June 1, 2011
1960s Maxi Dress with Tulips
Who: Gail Carriger
What: 1960s maxi dress by Lorrie Deb San Francisco. Possibly a bride's maid's or prom dress. Bright pink chiffon overlay top with bow details at the waist and on the back with a mini train. Linen skirt with hand painted tulips in increasing size.
When: Purchased March 2011
Where: Bon Mar Thift Store in Sonoma, CA. Required minor repairs to the snaps. Total cost $15.
Why: To wear to a tea, reading, and book signing in Pasadena, CA. April 2011.
To What Degree: Added a vintage 1960's white straw hat of the topper style, crocheted gloves, pearl button earrings, gold pen necklace, new Alfani cream bow peep toe stilettos, vintage cream bag, and cream parasol. More pictures from the event are here, from Pixie Vision Productions.
What Works: Dark color on top, lighter color on the bottom balances out the bust. Also wide boat neck draws attention up towards shoulders and face. Top is tightly fitted, skirt billows out slightly, also balancing. Here is a slightly similar coctail number from Mod Cloth.