One of my favorite things about 1950’s fashion are the western looks:
Fringe, pom-poms, ric-rac, boots and hats, I love it all and of course the kitschier the better. I particularly love mid-century square dancing dresses.
The full skirts, flounces and kitschy trims are everything I love about fun 50s fashion. Now I have never square danced, or indeed danced at all,
but I still felt I needed a 1950’s square dancing dress in my mid-century wardrobe. After seeing a picture of my dream dress:
I asked the Black Pinafore on Etsy to make me a copy, and well like all of Debora’s creations it is amazing!
I just love wearing it! (Even though I did get asked if I was going to a costume party, which is just par for the course when you dress like I do every day.)
The color is gorgeous, and the details pom-poms and ric-rac are perfection.
I paired the dress with a lavender hair flower from Chatter Blossom, one of my novelty purses, a western horse one, and remix canvas play time shoes:
I also added two really special pieces of jewelry too:
A pin from the 1964 Square Dance festival in Tacoma, Washington and a bracelet that looks like a book and reads Square Dances:
I wore my dress when we took four of our dogs to the Rockefeller Preserve and Stone Barns. The trip went a little badly because we got horribly lost on the way home, but it was a gorgeous day and a beautiful walk.
A perfect start to the summer!