You've likely seen me in this dress before, Fashionable Reader. It's an old favorite that I trot out for events I think aren't going to be too warm. (The dress itself is quite warm.) I was wrong in this instance: it was, in fact, too warm. Ah well.
It's a vintage 1940s piece that I appreciate for the artful draping, amazing fit, and general cut, although the shoulders are a bit much.
I'm wearing my forest green dress (similar Newdow Pencil Dress $25 or this Firpearl Crew Neck Ruffle Hem Midi Sweater Dress $35) with a teeny tiny black hat (similar $10 and similar steampunk $18), obligatory pen necklace (on sale for $8), Badali's new Bumbersnoot necklace in antique bronze ($29), vintage leather day gloves (similar $19), and Miz Mooz Women's Judy Dress Pump in Forest ($130).
Other times I have worn this dress...
|1953-1954 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
This 1957 Norell Dress made an appearance in How to Marry a Millionaire.
|Norman Norell, 1957 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Screen Cap from the Film|
|Norman Norell, 1957 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Lauren Bacall|
And for the characters!
|Walking Suit 1897-1898 The Metropolitan Museum of Art copy|
For Countess Nadasdy...
|Visiting Dress 1898-1900 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Walking Dress Jean-Philippe Worth, 1902 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
You can also visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.