Shirt Dress for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: As a Duster
Quote of the day: “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled” – Plutarch
As we search through our closet each day, we may see the same item over and over but only think of it in one capacity. That’s why I love reading other women’s fashion blogs—I get ideas to try on a clothing item that I had not thought of myself. Such is the case with the shirt dress. I wish I could give credit to which blogger I first saw wear their dress like this, but alas, I blame my bad memory on my advanced age–ha ha (see, getting older does have it’s advantages!) Of course the definition of a duster is a full length coat without buttons—but that’s getting too detailed. Basically since most shirt dresses have buttons down the entire front portion, why not unbutton them and wear it as a coat or cardigan? I wasn’t sure this would work with mom’s dress since her’s is flared in the skirt, but I think it looks fine. All three of us have worn these dresses “normally” on the blog at one time or another. The links are below.
50’s Outfit: I wore my shirt dress here in a post about how to let leggings help out a “too short” item! Thus since my dress is somewhat on the shorter side, I’m loving it as a lightweight covering.
60’s Outfit: Previously, Nancy wore this dress with her leopard booties here. The belt that came with it, is not exactly wonderful, so again, another great reason to wear it opened.
70’s Outfit: Mom wore this same dress in one of our very first posts featuring the fur vest here. Since we went with a blue column of color in the shirt & pants, we used other colors for the shoes & accessories!
Dress: Philippe Marcel (similar here)~~Pants: Talbots-thrifted (similar here)~~Top: (similar here)~~Shoes: 9 West (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: I knitted it (similar here)
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It’s that time of the week again—Katherine’s corner is continuing her “Between the Lines” series featuring bloggers ages 50 and up. Every one of these bloggers would so appreciate any time you might have to read and comment on their hard work. My turn will be next Tuesday, May 17th!! Part four can be found here.
If you don’t happen to have a shirt dress already in your closet, here’s some fun options: