T-Shirt Dress for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Under a Jacket
Quote of the day: “Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others” – Ellen DeGeneres
And as the last post in the t-shirt dress series, I pretended it was getting colder. Consequently we donned different kinds of jacket to cover up our dress! I figured if your arms and trunk are covered up, this will keep you relatively warm, even though our legs are exposed. I’m not sure how it’d look with boots and tights—has anyone ever tried this? You can see the dress by itself (here) and styled with a vest (here).
The other consideration I really tried to plan, was the different types of shoes to go with this item. In all three of these posts about the t-shirt dress, I’ve included ankle boot, ballet flats, mules, sneakers, sandals, and even closed toe heels.
As for the subject of jackets, again I added in all kinds of variety for us. Mom donned her jean jacket (a true great staple in everyone’s closet), Nancy wore her utility jacket with faux leather sleeves, and I put on my suede moto jacket (which I really needed because we were going to the movies!!)
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Since I went with the grey neutral, I had to grab my silver sneakers again. I know you’ve seen them over and over, but they really go with everything! If you missed the post from this spring, my reader, Jude, tells how to make your own pair here.
This necklace is one of those flexible ones, where you can bend it in all different ways to fit many necklines. I don’t wear it as much as I should, but that could be because I have a couple other necklaces on the jewelry rack—ha ha!!
Dress: Mom made it (similar here in navy/white)~~Jacket: Sao Paulo (similar here with a little fringe and under $100)~~Shoes: DIY by Jude (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here here’s one shaped sorta like mine–just more expensive)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I’m showing 2 different pairs of shoes in Nancy’s look. I first picked the nude/black pair, since they were nude and black. But then I wondered if the style was wrong? Maybe too dressy, but I do love when an outfit has dichotomy. Thus the other pair is the black sandals. They seem more casual to me—what do you think?
These utility jackets are quite popular right now, and I think the leather look on the sleeves makes a fun statement!
Really—this idea of throwing a jacket over the dress can be so easy. We didn’t need any belt or necklace or bracelet because the jacket is the focal point. We did throw earrings into the mix, but otherwise it’s fast & modern!
Dress: Mom made it (similar here in multi colors)~~Jacket: H&M (similar here couldn’t find any with the contrasting sleeves, but this one has leather in other areas)~~Shoes-heels: Anne Klein (similar here with a t-strap)~~Shoes-sandals: Crown Vintage (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: A jean jacket could really be any person’s casual jacket of choice, at this moment in fashion time. And how perfect it is to layer over a t-shirt dress. I even talked my husband into getting a jean jacket last year (he didn’t think he’d wear it because it reminded him too much of when he was his 20’s), but he commented that he’s glad I pushed him to buy it! This one of mom’s is a boy’s version. Lesson learned that we can all shop in other section’s of the store—not just the women’s clothing.
I can’t tell you how many inspiration photos in fashion magazines and on other bloggers sites I’ve seen where they add tons of brooches to the jean jacket. My mom has enough in her collection that we could’ve decorated the entire tops panels for this look. However, I thought we’d go somewhat minimal with only 2–since the focal point is the dress-ha ha!
And are you impressed I got mom print mixing again? See, persistence really pays off!!
Dress: Mom made it (similar here with some differing stripes or here with vertical stripes too)~~Jacket: Guess (similar here)~~Shoes: Just for Kicks (similar here with glitter too)~~Green Brooch: (similar here)~~Owl Brooch: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
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And last but not least, here’s some contemporary jackets. They’d be good over dresses, with skirts or jeans!!