I am not sure I will ever fall completely in love with 1970s fashion, but there are some a few things I quite like - starting with the sleeves!
And, of course, there are quite a few styles that draw directly from 1940s fashion, which are always fabulous.
Although, to be fair, I am not in love with each and every 1940s and 1950s design I have come across, so why am I so hard on the 1970s? It probably has something to do with all that polyester. Yuck!
Thankfully, my dress is made out of a rayon/linen blend, so there goes that objection.
The fake ikat print also came in a turquoise colorway. I adore the color turquoise, but something about the color and the print did not look quite right to me. So I went with the purple!
I ended up shortening this dress by three inches. As much as I love the idea of a full length, floor-grazing gown, they just are not very practical. And this way, if I am feeling especially lazy, I can wear a pair of flats.
All in all, I am going to call this one a success. The silhouette will never be my favorite, but it sure is comfortable!
Dress: Made by me, Vogue 7630Shoes: Banana Republic