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Maybe it goes back to the jaunty pinafore my American girl doll sported and which I always coveted.
What ever the case pinafores are comfortable and fun. Which is certainly the case with my summer pinafore from Hey Day Vintage, one of my favorite sources for repro clothing. Hey Day clothing is indistinguishable from genuine vintage, accept that it arrives at your door in flawless condition. My pinafore looked quite reminiscent of the one my doll wore so long ago, and though at 36 I may be getting a bit old for pinafores. I still love this one and plan to wear it for many summers to come.
I took some shots of my pinafore when I took the dogs for a walk in the park.
I paired my pinafore with a late 1940s hat from Adelines Attic on Etsy, a red bakelite bangle I found at a thrift shop, and my favorite vintage scare crow barrette.
I like to think the barrette made reference to my all time favorite vintage pinafore sighting: