Three vintage items in equally unappealing colours (to me), from the jumble sale in Chiddingly. To be passed to a woman more flamboyant: pink short-sleeve ’60s-style shift dress (Alexon), luridly lilac embroidered sun dress, possibly ’70s and probably someone’s souvenir from a Greek island or something, and fake-silk (polyester, but very convincing: I only sussed when I looked at the washing instructions) ’80s grey shirt with smocked front and slightly puffed sleeves. I quite liked the shirt but it was a smidgeon too tight and gaped across the chest, and it was also a touch too Maggie Thatcher for my liking. There’s retro, and then there’s very bad retro, and one needs to be discriminating. Especially when in a recession and remembering what happened last time around.
Pink, grey and lilac
16 Aug This entry was published on August 16, 2010 at 9:49 pm. It’s filed under clothes and tagged 60s style dress, 70s retro, 80s retro, alexon dress, cotton sun dress, embroidered sun dress, grey shirt, maggie thatcher, maxi dress, pink dress, puffed sleeves, retro clothes, retro shirt, shift dress, silk shirt, smocking, vintage clothes, vintage sun dress.