Wish List: a perfect silhouette

I have some birthday money and I don’t know what to spend it on. It occurred to me that clothing is always a fun and useful thing. I started looking through my normal sources, branching out when I didn’t see anything that grabbed me.

Then, I knew.

What about some of those vintage items I’ve been drooling over? Vintage is usually too expensive, but there are reproductions…

Isn’t it gorgeous?
I would need steel stays to fasten it though.
What about this more casual dress?

The need for a significant corset has not gone away however.
This one has a little more give:

Is anyone noticing a theme here?

11 thoughts on “Wish List: a perfect silhouette

  1. well, I do notice the beauty of these outfits! I can't fit perfectly into them either, but there must be something similar that can be worn and not need a corset to do so!

    hey, is today your birthday?! time is blurring for me…

    wishing you many years…

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  2. They are all beautiful, though the concept of “vintage” applied to clothes I remember people wearing bothers me a teensy bit. ;>)
    And Happy Birthday & many years!

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  3. I love them all…I have a vintage fuchsia brocade satin dress…sadly it's a size I will never be again…any teeny (like, size 5) ladies out there want it? It's modest too. I adore vintage dresses – now you have the little wheels in my head turning Anna! 😀

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  4. Gee, thanks Jodie Anna! That's an image that nearly put coffee on my keyboard! (No offense Steve)

    That IS a tiny dress! I don't think I even know anyone that small.

    I agree, Steve; that dress is lovely. I'm trying to think ahead too – I have a family wedding in January that will be formal.

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  5. LOVE!

    Lands End actually has a VERY cute shirt-dress, very similar to the red-ish colored one you posted. I have been longing for it from afar… but I just can't find a shirt-dress that fits me the right way. 😦

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  6. I actully tried one on in a Target of all places just yesterday, and I actually liked the fit. I was so shocked! Just try them all on until you find one. Most Sears stores have a Lands End shop in them now, so you can always look there and try on whatever they may have. 🙂

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