The joy of dressing is an art. – John Galliano
Along came Christian Dior’s post-World War II “New Look” couture designs, which included a new take on the shirtdress with a full skirt and cropped sleeves – a much more informal version. With each new-coming decade, revised versions continued to pour out. In the 60’s, the full skirt was thrown out for a shorter, more leggy dress, and you would often find this in thicker fabrics, like corduroy or denim. Like it’s predecessors, the 70’s shirtdress style continued, but with more tailored cuts and BOLD prints, oftentimes eye-wateringly clashing. The 80’s was an expressive time where people really liked to live out loud, especially through their choices of wardrobe – our beloved lovechild shirtdress was no exception to this and was yet again altered for the decade with puffy sleeves and a longer skirt again, but in odd color palettes. From the 90’s up to the current 2000’s, things look fairly similar with small changes to keep things modern with our quickly ever-changing trends of the moment.
Ok so let’s get back to MY look. I accessorized my shirtdress with pearl fishnet tights (you can get this set from Amazon here), Pretty Little Thing fishnet heels (here), and a silver/clear ‘Yvette’ bag by LOLA by Alyssa Simone (here).