Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress

For the first night of WorldCon I wore my new purple dress from the previous blog. But for the first offical day of the convention I wore this favorite vintage 1950s blue and white day dress.

It has a cute little jacket too, but I didn't get a picture of it at this event. Here it is at Comic Con, 4 years ago pre-reack-reduction.

Believe it or not I weigh less in these Comic Con photos, just goes to show what a little less boob will do for a girl's figure. Now where was I?

So I am wearing it with a little flower hair band (similar $18), faux pearl set (similar $10), vintage white leather gloves (similar $29), and some Mia nomad flats (discontinued, similar $23).

A Historical Retrospective on Blue & White

For Lord Akeldama

1760s  The Victoria & Albert Museum

For Sophronia

1853-1854 Blue FLower  The FIDM Museu

For Monique

c.1860      United States      MET

For Dimity

Bodice  1865-1866  Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris 

For Agatha

1868 Robe à Transformation   Kerry Taylor Auctions2

For Ivy

1872  The Kyoto Costume Institute

For Prudence

Afternoon Dress 1903 s  Jacques Doucet  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For Primrose

1905 Summer Day Dress  The Victoria & Albert Museum

For Gail

Clip Brooches  Raymond Yard, 1935  Christie’s

Glamorous 1950’s Dress.  Glamorous❤Vintage❤Soul tumblr

2013 Elie-Saab-Couture-Oblivion-Moscow-Premiere

"A great variety of bright colours is only suited to a carpet. For a dress, two are quite sufficient."
~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book
by Eliza Leslie (1864)

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1 comment:

  1. When I saw you in 2010, I thought you had a great figure even though you were wearing what an aunt of mine would have worn. Maybe because of it.


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