Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Outfit post: colourful casual 1960s style
That period also seems a happier hunting ground for larger sizes, too, and while there still seem to be a lot of clothes from the 1960s designed with the aim of QUICK! COVER UP THE FAT LADY AND HIDE HER! DRAPE A CURTAIN ROUND HER OR SOMETHING! you're often able to find stuff that has actual colours and actual patterns and isn't designed to make you fade into the background. Take this dress. What got me was the print. Pretty, but bold, and in great shades of green, blue and purple. It's the prettiest one I've seen on a dress in my size in ages. The dress is by a firm called Top Modes, who I've been able to find nothing about.
I saw the dress on Dethrose Vintage on Etsy. I don't usually bother with Etsy shops that don't either divide by size or put approximate sizes in their garment names, but as Dethrose always uses the same person to model garments, I can usually tell by the bunching at the waist whether something's worth investigating further. Admittedly, the bunching at the waist made me think the skirt was reasonably full and it turned out to be A-line, but I can live with that. The A-line shape is what makes me think it's more likely to be 1960s than 1950s too.