|via Christopher Gordon @FlashRPh on Twitter|
I've worn it once before to a Houston signing and had some trouble with the front closure At that time. So it went in for repairs and modifications and emerged in time for this event for three reasons:
1. It's seersucker so it travels well without wrinkling. (Seersucker is more commonly seen, these days, in upholstery and the like, but I think it a very underused fabric. It's so durable and chic.)
2. It's a great transition fabric managing to be cool when needed and warm when needed.
3. It's a neutral color so it goes with most accessories.
It proved to be wildly popular, which rather surprised me. For while I love it for all the reasons stated above, I wouldn't call it the best dress in my collection by a long shot. It even won a hall costume award! Which amuses me vastly, because while I might not go all out with makeup and matched accessories in regular everyday life, I do tend to dress like this on a regular basis.
|via David Wohlreich @wallrike on Twitter|
I ended up having to add the cashmere cardy because it was so very cold in some of the panel rooms. I had intended to repeat this dress later on in the event cycle, because I thought no one would be there on Thursday to see it, boy was I wrong! Attendance was way up on the first day of the convention. So many people saw me in it, I ended up re-upping a different look from evening to day, instead.
|1946 Striped Long Sleeve Day Dress|
While this dress is 1950s, I'm pretty darn certain, it harkens back to various looks from the 1940s. Which, of course, I love. It even has a three inch hem which could let down to a more 40s length, but I like it as it is.
Seersucker is considered a summer fabric and early on in fashion was often used for sportswear. The 1885 tennis gown pictured bellow isn't seersucker but it's the kind of thing that would have been made from seersucker in the past.
|Tennis Dress 1885 The Los Angeles County Museum of Art|
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