Mad Men premiers tonight so I will be featuring 60s outfits all day. Some from store, some not.
What do you think, is this coat Peggy, Megan, or Betty? I’m thinking Peggy.
Crochet knit, fully lined.
And now some babydoll dresses that have come through my store!
The lace one is a Betsey Johnson that is kind of like a tunic/dress - pairs w/bottoms or wear it as an ultra mini. Find it here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/80061657/vintage-betsey-johnson-babydoll?ga_search_query=betsey&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5850866
The baby blue one was snatched up by my model with vicious enthusiasm before I had a chance to even list it. It’s one of the truest “baby doll” dresses that I have ever seen as it literally looks like a little dress for a doll…but in adult size.
The one on the right is a 70s take on the style - soft and flowy a la Virgin Suicides.
One of my favorite hats from the store!
I love learning about the millinery tradition and the tools of the trade. Here is a great explanation of the difference between petersham and grosgrain ribbon, for all you historical costume buffs. http://americanduchess.blogspot.com/2012/03/v80-petersham-vs-grosgrain-ribbon.htmlSource: etsy.com
Babydoll lingerie from my store (past and present). More here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73778001/vintage-1960s-black-swimsuit-maillot?ref=af_shop_favitemSource:
Some of my favorite takes on babydoll from the non-Japanese (they will require a separate post)!
More great babydoll dresses for this spring: http://www.stillthelovely.com/2012/02/spring-vintage-pick-babydoll-dresses/
Classic babydoll look. Love it with over-the-knee socks!
As always, I’m fascinated by the question of at what age does this style start to look ridiculous? At what point does “underage chic” start to look like “overage desperation”? There is only one person over 25 who can truly own this — Betsey Johnson~!