Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Gail Carriger in a Pink Tie-side Dress in San Antonio, WorldCon 02013 Outfit Report: Day 2 & 5

I wore the same dress on Friday night and on Monday during the day. Of all the things I wore to WorldCon I think this one was my favorite. 

For evening I wore it with the jacket open or off. Paired with vintage pearls, vintage short beaded evening gloves, vintage clutch, and Via Spiga peep toe heels.

For day I kept the vintage cream blazer closed and paired it with vintage day gloves, lace hat, vintage cream day bag, and cream oxford flats.

I paired it with the cream jacket for that Dior look.


This dress style, the tie side, was very very common and popular in the 1950s for summers at at the beach.

 1950s  Timeless Vixen Vintage

 1950s  Timeless Vixen Vintage

 1950s  Timeless Vixen Vintage

Can you see my problem with this dress style? Yeah, no bra possible. Which was why when I bought my pink dress I modified the straps with lace to make the wider and better able to cover a bra strap.

With Patrick Hestler, you can see the strap.
Here I am wearing the dress at some other events.

Here are a few dress of a similar style that would allow for a bra.

 1940s  Timeless Vixen Vintage; 1950s  Timeless Vixen Vintage

I kinda want a little matched jacket for my pink dress now!

 1950s Jean Dessès dress via 1stdibs.com, Tie Side Dress

And here is something equally pink for Primrose to wear.

1895 Ball Gown  Jeanne Paquin  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
 Ta ta for now!

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1 comment:

  1. Ah, my pet peeve: strapless or near-to-strapless dresses. I've been meaning to go to the craft store and pick out comparable fabrics or trims to fix that issue, myself!

    Your old style white jacket is divine on you.


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