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1960’s Wiggle Dress and Playing Dress up

By Kristina Suko @eccentricowl

1960's wiggle dress and playing dress up | www.eccentricowl.com1960's wiggle dress and playing dress up | One of the things I love about having a blog is that it allows me to wear and share things that I can’t wear for more than the time it takes to shoot the outfit, or I just don’t wear because… still trying to get over that inner fear of being different in public. This outfit falls into the former group (and maybe a little bit into the latter, but mostly the former.) The dress itself is made of material that stretches, but the lining does not. Therefore, the lining hikes up to just under my belly/over my butt when I walk, and it’s impossible to bend over or reach for things without lining-seams popping. I really need to just remove the lining entirely, but I’m too lazy and afraid it might ruin the structure of this gorgeous 60’s coat and dress set. 1960's wiggle dress and playing dress up | 1960's wiggle dress and playing dress up | www.eccentricowl.comI also cannot wear these shoes for more than 30 minutes without pain, now that I’m carrying an extra person. My hips also protest heels most of the time.

So the reality of today is that I decided I wanted to play dress up in head-to-toe vintage, and showcase a beautiful set that I rarely get to wear. I bought it while I was pregnant with Asa, on a guess that it might fit my not-pregnant self, and I’ve been hoarding it in my closet due to popped lining seams and reticence to let beautiful vintage see the light of day for fear of ruining it. And now, I’m back in my standard at-home-all-day pregnancy garb, which is yoga pants, a camisole, and a cute polka dot shirt. I kept the hair rolls and the lipstick, though.

1960's wiggle dress and playing dress up |
1960's wiggle dress and playing dress up |
1960's wiggle dress and playing dress up |
The only thing I can’t vouch for being vintage is these shoes — they certainly look vintage, but I think they’re probably repros. No idea, though; I thrifted them. The earrings were my grandma’s and the sunglasses are thrifted but also vintage.

Personally, I do usually prefer vintage with a slight modern twist, such as a graphic tee with a vintage skirt, more because it fits my lifestyle and personality better than full-on vintage all the time. But I have those days where I wish that people still dressed like this for grocery store trips, and thus… a blog post like this is born.

1960's wiggle dress and playing dress up |

Vintage dress & coat set, vintage glasses, and heels, thrifted | earrings, grandma’s | lipstick, Milani matte Diva

Do you wear vintage head to toe, or do you prefer vintage with a modern twist? (Skye, I already know your answer. Haha!)

I hope you’re all having a wonderful day! And by the way, I can’t remember if I mentioned: if you want to join in on my week of lipstick challenge, you can even though it’s late now — post to my Facebook wall, or hashtag #eolipstickchallenge on Instagram so I can see!

Happy Thursday!


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