This was my least favorite outfit at LepreCon, but I am posting it for you to see anyway. See how honest I am, Fashionable Reader? I even show you my mistakes.
I still love this jumper but with the blazer open like that it's super frumpy and shapeless. I swear, I have a waist! Look, see?
|In 2012 at SDCC ~ only 2 years ago|
Amazing what a difference two years and one jacket can make, no?
|The outfit possibilities.|
"Still, it is bad taste to go to the dinner-table in ungenteel and unbecoming habiliments—such as a figured or party-coloured mousseline-de-laine, a thing which always has the effect of calico, and, like calico, gives an unlady-like look even to the most decided lady. In fact, what is it but woollen calico? And if it is accompanied by a very thin, flimsy collar, so small and narrow as to be scarcely visible, the neck and face will look dingy and ill-coloured for want of sufficient white to relieve it. No collar at all, but merely a coloured silk handkerchief, or a coloured dress, coming immediately against the neck, is disfiguring to all women, and men too."
~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book by Eliza Leslie (American 1864)
Despite my dislike of this outfit, I still love gingham, read and white, and even drop waists, when fitted properly.
Here are some inspirational images...
|1840s The Museum at FIT|
|1897 Ensemble The FIDM Museum|
|1930 Swimsuit Cole of California, late 1930s The Los Angeles County Museum of Art|
|1940s The Goldstein Museum of Design2|
|1950s Timeless Vixen Vintage|
|1970s Womens Knit Dress|
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