For Friday I planned mostly meetings at the hotel, and had intended a day of rest for the ankle. I did end up back at the convention center in pursuit of a Firefly panel, story to come in my author blog on Monday. But you, Fashionable Reader, are here for the clothes!
So I donned an adapted version of my cream & brown & blue flowered day dress with mixed cream and brown accessories. You may be familiar with this dress, it had its first outing at the Alameda Vintage Faire.
I don't really like it with my cream cardy, I'll have to come up with something else for warmth. Luckily I didn't need it after the morning, the weather being most cooperative.
I love the cut of this dress, it's a classic day dress. I might invest in a poofy cream underskirt for this and the blue & cream from yesterday. To make it more open, like one sees in vintage photos.
It had an adorable little bow belt detail at the waist too, so cute.
Here are a few similar I have found online.
Here are two vintage pieces.
1950's Hawaiian Casuals by Stan Hicks
1950s Wiggle Dress Brown Floral Print
And how about something for my characters to wear in a similar vein?
First, something for Sophronia and one of her friends in the Finishing School series . . .
Something for her arch rivals Monique and Preshea . . .
1852-55 by poteidia; 1855 day dresses
Something for Alexia to wear in the Parasol Protectorate series, possibly in Heartless . . .
Something a little more to Rue's taste, in the upcoming Parasol Protectorate Abroad series. (Rue has terribly good taste and is awfully fond of tea gowns, so sensible.)
1890-1895 Tea Gown Worth The Royal Ontario Museum
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