Can't call this a flapper dress!
Remember that part in "Chicago" where Roxy doesn't want to wear the demure dress to court because it's so frumpy? Yup, that's this dress in blue.
If it was anywhere near as itchy as this original '20s home-sewn creation, no wonder she didn't want to wear it!
I've had this dress in my closet for a few months. I bought it for a photo shoot that is yet to happen, and was excited to find an original day dress for a smashing price, in a fabulous condition.
|It was cold. - Here you can see the seaming on the skirt. I think that makes all the difference in the design of this dress.|
In general, though, this dress is demure. I can't quite explain why I felt so elegant wearing it, especially with the itch factory, but with the whole outfit on, it just felt so right.
Except for the scratchiness. It's the hair shirt of 1920s frocks. It never lets you forget!
I wore this outfit to Starbucks, to meet my mom for a coffee chat. Now, I wear vintage clothing often, and I've worn some even older stuff into my local Sbux, but this dress on that day produced some staring. I think people genuinely thought I belonged to a religious order. I was getting side-eye, and even a few surreptitious phone pictures were taken. That's definitely a first!
|Don't rain on my Old Lady parade!!|
But you know what? I'd rather stand out than blend in! It's Old Lady Chic!
I'll just be lining the devilish thing before I wear it again. :-)