Tie-neck dress, thrifted and shortened. Vest, Old Navy. Peeptoe pumps, Mossimo. Feathered headband, Forever 21. Golden half-hoop earrings, thrifted. Golden belt, swap.
I’ve put in hours of thrifting to costume post-apocalyptic MacBeth. So much so, that I’m sick to death of shopping. Before I became completely disgusted with digging through racks of clothes, I found this beauty of a dress for myself. It was a wee bit frumpy until I hacked the bottom few inches off.
I'm no purveyor of fine vintage clothing, but I suspect this is fairly old. The only tag labels the garment as a size 9…but the accompanying belt was not nearly large enough to encircle my waist. There is no brand label or fiber content tag. The fabric feels like some sort of synthetic and cotton blend. The buttons are made of natural material (most likely shell). The raw edges of the inner seams are pinked instead of finished with a serger. There is no lining. What’s your guess as to the dress’ era?