Camisoles for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Under a Dress
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This series was a thought in my head from awhile ago, but a recent email from a reader brought it to fruition! Thanks Ann!
So why even have a camisole in your wardrobe? And it’s true that you certainly could live long and prosper without one. In fact, you could easily substitute a tank shirt or short sleeve t-shirt for most of these outfit suggestions. But the whole idea behind these items are modesty, I think.
There is an occasional piece of clothing that we love, but it can show a little too much skin either outright or when we bend over. That’s where wearing a camisole comes into play. I started off by showing camisoles styled under a shirt in the last post, here. Now I’m pairing them with a dress. And don’t forget to see how we wore them under a blazer.
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: To me a wrap dress definitely means wearing some kind of camisole or another shirt with it!
I usually wear a red cami under this dress, but decided to change things up with a teal one this time.
The dress is short sleeved, so I pulled out my burgundy cardigan for warmth.
You’ve seen these silver sneakers a ton of times, but that’s because I wear them often! These are the ones that Jude painted for me and I have instructions here to DIY your own pair.
Dress: La Redoute (similar here and a great deal)~~Cardigan: Simply Vera (similar here)~~Cami Under: Zenana Outfitters (similar here another great deal)~~Shoes: Merona (similar here)~~Necklace: Mauzies (similar here)~~Earrings: Stella & Dot (here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Since we all have a black dress in our possession, and Nancy’s is a tad low in the front, I thought I’d add in a teal cami for her outfit too!!
I knitted the wrap for Nancy’s birthday this year. I tried to show the cabling on it, but my photography skills could use a little improvement!! The buttons on the wrap enable her to wear it a couple of different ways. If you’re a knitter, you can find the pattern on Ravelry, here!
For Nancy’s dress & camisole, we added in her pearls and even a brooch on the attached belt.
Dress: Karin Stevens (similar here)~~Cami Under: Coldwater Creek (similar here)~~Wrap:I knitted it (similar here)~~Shoes: Aldo (similar here)~~Brooch: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom made her blue dress many years ago. It’s a faux wrap style. She always wears a cami under it since it dips down pretty low in the front.
I twisted her arm to wear this metallic silver cami for this look. It’s not super obvious, but more for comfort and modesty.
We added a brooch at mom’s waistline also for a little bling. Last winter the three of us showed this placement of brooches in a post you can revisit here.
And the blue bracelet is basically an antique. It was my mother’s grandmother’s bracelet, yet it still looks so stylish!
Dress: Mom made it (similar here sleeveless or here with long sleeves but it probably doesn’t need a cami—that’s a good thing!)~~Cami Under: Fashion 2 Fashion (similar here)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Brooch: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
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I’ve found that tank tops can work just as perfectly as a camisole—what do you think?