Dress, Etsy, House of Pretty Parlor
Deco Dress Clip, came with dress
1940s hat, Iconic Vintage. Burbank
Black shoes, Remix ” Boulevard”, Remix Los Angeles
So, this dress isn’t Schiaparelli, but it sure looks like something she would make. This is starting with the shocking pink color ( her favorite) and the outrageous sleeves. As for this dress, its a beautiful taffeta. I’m almost sure this dress used to be an evening gown. Its a luscious moire taffeta. It hits me right at the knees, so either it was shortened in the 194os when this length was in vogue or it was chopped off for a very petite lady. The gown itself is from the ( I think) late 1930s which is pretty much my favorite years of all time for vintage and one I use to inspire many of my lines dresses.
I had initially ordered this dress for two reasons, one, I love the design and could think of a million places I could wear this dress, two, I think the design is very flattering and I’m going to use it ( perhaps tone down the sleeve drama just a tad) for one of my upcoming dresses.