I love dresses! I always have!! Especially fit and flare dresses with feminine detailing reminiscent of the 1950′s! Maybe it’s my Southern upbringing and learning to always “dress and act like a lady” that led to my great affection for them. It’s certainly also the fact that I feel pretty when I wear these iconic styles!
As far as fashion designers go, Dior is my Idol!! He understood my silhouette perfectly when he designed the “New Look”. Many of my fashion icons like Grace Kelly helped make his feminine style famous!
TV mom’s did their part to make this silhouette popular including June Cleaver, Harriette Nelson and Lucille Ball. I think it is so glamourous how they wore dresses every day around the house with their pearls and pumps! I aspire to do the same!! I am even on a mission to bring back the tradition of evening cocktails once a month so I can have an excuse to wear some of my dresses “around the house” and invite a few friends over! Now if my hubby would just buy me some pearls!
I adore the Armstrong Ad that shows the I Love Lucy look alike in her belted 50′s look! Oooh, and I think I want to start a collection of broaches too…doesn’t hers look fantastic!
Though this look never goes out of fashion, I am happy that this ladylike form is experiencing a resurgence in popularity lately as it is really my signature style! I would truly wear these classic dresses every single day and be happy! And I just wish I could find more of them. I have even resorted to having some made when I travel to New York City. Here are a couple of vintage styles that I find lovely and would love to see hanging in my closet! They would look great belted with bright colored pumps!
Day #6 of Things I LOVE has got to be Dresses!!