Thursday, January 16, 2014

SALUTE TO THE SHIRTWAIST

Today we're saluting the shirtwaist  dress. I haven't seen too many of these since the 1980s but OMG they're simply divine.  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 1950s trends.  Shirtwaists look hot in lightweight fabrics like organza, chiffon and crepe, as well as medium weights like linen. The  version directly below is by Michi Callica and could be adapted to any style wedding from a garden reception to an elegant gala wedding at the Plaza.
  Header Photo: Jill Sander Shirtwaist.
Photo 2: Michi Calica
Photo 3: Temperly Bridal via Wedding Inspirasi
Photo 4: Bhldn
Photos 5 and 6: Recapture Designs//photo by Y Bowyer Photography

7 comments:

Ashley said...

Love the last dress here--stunning!

Lilli said...

Hi Amy! Its a kind of gown not very common as before but for sure very classy. The third one is simply mesmerizing!:) Kisses! xo

Antonella C'est moi said...

Beautiful photos, i love the first dress kisses

Pamela RG said...

I love the shirt dress style. I think it is a very brave and classy style to wear. I think only women who are comfortable in themselves and in their Style who can really carry this off i.e Carolina Herrera and Julia Roberts.

crystal said...

Great blog post! Very informing! Love all of your other wedding inspirations and tips!

Truly Engaging said...

oh fun! Simply love the bottom photo.

Tao Wang said...

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