Following on from my outburst on 'Vintage' Fashion a few months ago, I've recently come across Esme Wonders, who led me onto JuliaBobbin and her wonderful 'Mad Men Challenge'. As you are aware I'm studying textiles and photography, so I thought this would be the best opportunity to get my garments 'out' there.
So, keeping to the guidelines of the challenge rules, I chose a Mad Men image of a dress I admired.Here it is:
|JuliaBobbin on Pinterest: Mad Men|
|Photography courtesy of Alimcfadian.|
It consists of an inverted pleat at the centre front of the skirt, and has a bodice that shapes in at the bust with bust darts and at the back. The straps sit just off-central of the shoulder, and it all fastens up at the back with a concealed zip.
IT.IS.SO.COMFY. Yes, the pleat looks a bit stiff, but that's nothing a few tacking stitches can't do to hold down in place. I wore it to The Clothes Show Live December 2012 and I can honestly say I didn't have any problems with self-conscious issues or 'uncomfortable' moments. Even when we were in the main arena where it was hot from the lighting (oh, and those hot looking models!).
To style it, I would pair with some outlandish yellow/mustard tights, a cardigan to match, and a pair of Mary-Jane Shoes. To enhance the femininity of the look, add an iconic Chanel handbag (not that I own or can afford one....yet) and the look is finished. Makeup? Up to you - I have no care for that element of fashion.
Please take a look at the challenge too - it will be inspiring to see others with different interpretations. x