Monday, November 23, 2009



We find ourselves in a toney neighborhood this time where our street chic bride is sporting a shirtwaist, something I haven't seen since the 1980s. Fancy of New York designed this timeless and classic shirt dress. The shirtwaist is actually a more relaxed version of the hourglass, a tailored look concentrating as much on the bodice detailing as the skirt. Typically shirtwaists have long shirt-like or billowing sleeves and full gathered skirt. Can be made out of lightweight fabrics like organza, chiffon and crepe, as well as medium weights like linen. The above version is duchesse satin. Nice for a garden reception, especially with a wide- brimmed hat.


Dee Stephens said...


Unknown said...

This is so very pretty! I would like to own it myself, to wear "just because". It looks like the kind of dress that makes you feel gorgeous the minute you touch it!

And of course, the lipstick and hat complete the chic look.

(I really like that the dress has pockets!)