Saturday, January 18, 2014
Style Saturday-A 1930s Dress and Hat
Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby
Usually when I dress vintage I wear reproduction clothes. Plenty of vintage aficionados apparently consider reproductions a cardinal sin, but I love them for their practicality. Since clothing from my favorite decade, the 1930s, is 80 plus year old it tends to be extremely delicate, not that easy to wear when caring for five dogs and three cats, working as a teacher, or commuting around the city. I love the look of all of my reproduction dresses and there ease of wear, but as Mr. Gaye sang there still is nothing quite like an original. An authentic article of article clothing has a history and uniqueness to it that cannot be duplicated.
At least that is how I feel about this dress which I got from Vera Vague on Etsy at the end of last summer and it was the most I ever spent on an article of vintage clothing, but I loved the detail of the tartan trim and the length was just right for a person of my height, I'm only five feet tall. Vera Vague was very helpful and allowed me to buy the dress on layaway and I was super excited when I had finished payment and it arrived at my door. The dress is fairly delicate and I haven't worn it very often for fear of damaging it, but I love it all the same. I wore it to brunch on an unseasonably warm day before Christmas and took these photos. Unfortunately the shoes I have on really don't match, a solid brown pair would be better and is on my list of future purchases, but I still like the look.
Dress from Vera Vague on Etsy
Hat from Adeline's Attic on Etsy
Shoes from Mod Cloth
Bag Thrift Shop