Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Clean and Simple
This may be the perfect "coming of age" womanly dress. Yes, it could be worn by an early 20 something, but I think it's probably best suited for the later 20's, through the 30s and even early 40s, before one's arms begin to flap, threatening to knock one out with a improperly timed wave. This dress says "I'm young enough to have fun, but I want to show a little maturity, without coming across as an old lady." Accessorized as shown, it could easily carry you from work to a dinner out, but with no accessories and a pair of ballet flats, it could be a great running about town dress too.
It's from October/November 1960 Vogue Pattern book, and happens to be Vogue 5088, which comes in lots of other styles too. I love the boxy cropped bolero and sheath style, but that style wouldn't love me back. This one's a bit more forgiving for us pear shaped girls.
To make it in the proper colors for the season, choose "phosphorescent yellow, magenta, sizzling pink and green, neon blue," as noted as being the "new color hits."