I packed this dress at the last minute, Fashionable Reader, because I wanted something really easy just in case something went wrong my other outfits.
This is vintage but I think it may be 1970s not 1950s, from the stripes as well as dots and fabric (a kind of knit polyester). Don't knock it, it packs like a dream. I don't love how the stripes broaden my already broad shoulders, but it is a great dress. Here, at Porter Square Books in Boston, I am wearing it with short vintage leather gloves (gift from a friend, similar $20), slim red belt (similar $10, multiple colors), drop earrings and stacked red beaded necklace (similar set $23), the obligatory pen necklace ($19.50), red kitten heel Mary Janes, and a red felt draped hat (vintage).
Earlier that week I wore this dress with slightly different accessories.
You can see I had the necklace long (it's the same necklace both times just wrapped once around my neck, instead of twice), lazy girl hair (AKA a scarf), and I'm wearing the dress looser (AKA without the proper foundation garments). This is because in the first picture I just got off the plane and in the second I'm Prepared to Impress.
But wait, there's history...
Primrose actually wears the dress below in a pivotal negotiation scene in Imprudence. In fact, her choice of color causes a bit of a snafu for Rue. But you'll have to wait until July 2016 to find out.
|Gustave Beer, 1895 The Kyoto Costume Institute|
|1950s Mill Street Vintage|
|Lindy Bop 'Juliet' Classy Blue Polka Dot Vintage Ww2 Landgirl 1940s 1950s Pinup Retro Tea Dress $48|
Navy and white in fashion sketches of the day...
1857 Navy Pencil Dress White Belt Details Red Flower; 1857 Navy White Pencil with Brown Acessories
1857 Navy White Pencil with Red accessories; 1957 Navy Pencil white colar
|1957 Navy White Pencil Dress|
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