Thursday, January 13, 2011

THE SHIRT DRESS

Today we're saluting the shirt dress. I haven't seen too many of these since the 1980s.  Remember Kathleen Turner in Body Heat?  She wore the white one that became iconic.  Cybil Shepard in Taxi Driver wore a memorable version as well (Also white).  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. The above version is spot on with the Mad Men trends, with 3/4 length sleeves and accented waistline.  Shirtwaists look hot in lightweight fabrics like organza, chiffon and crepe, as well as medium weights like linen. The above version is by Michi Callica and could go be adapted to any style wedding from a garden reception to an elegant gala wedding at the Plaza.

3 comments:

Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

So sleek, classy, and sophisticated! The full skirt perfectly balances the tailored top, making it still gown-like. Lovely!

Sarah U. said...

Beautiful!! I'm a firm believer in Shirt Dresses, owning several myself! There is something just so Katherine Hepburn about them. And this is a beautiful one!

Rachel - theWeddingVine said...

Beautfiul design! Love the metalic sash!