Monday, May 21, 2012

My style Heartland

I don't like modern fashions. None of the colour palettes for the last few years have worked for me, most of the silhouettes for that time are unflattering to me or make me feel uncomfortable. All of this amounts to having bought very few items of ready-made-clothing in the last few years. I do buy things, but not often. And, thinking about it, mostly staples like t shirts and cardigans that are (less) influenced by the current fashion trends.

I look through clothing catalogues, blogs, pinterest, online sources, and I pin the things I like. If you're interested, this is my style pinboard on pinterest. I know the kinds of things I like to sew, and that I tend to wear. And I recently looked at all of this in relation to each other, and came to one conclusion.

My style heartland is 1950s, full skirted, party dresses.

They are just so gorgeous - feminine, fun, and flattering. They allow me to hide my hips (which I have never really liked showing off), and flatter my figure. I know that there are all sorts of feminist readings of the 1950s dresses, but in a modern sense, I just love them. I don't think in a modern context, those feminist readings have quite the same meaning. If it was totally realistic for my lifestyle, I think I'd probably wear them every day. Sadly, it doesn't.

But, here are some I've pinned recently that I love.

And yes, some of these are modern, but they have that same feel. And oh, the gorgeousness.

1 comment:

  1. A wonderful collection of dresses, the last one my fav