Long floral rayon dresses were a mainstay in my closet in the 90’s. That was post-corporate uniform years, and I was going to grad school/working in a casual office. I loved the flow of them, the dark florals and non-corporate vibe as well. The prices were reasonable. My husband called them “missionary dresses,” but I didn’t mind.
After school, I let most of them go to the donation pile and switched to wearing mainly separates. I own at least five pencil skirts and several full ones, and you’ll see that most of my archived outfits consist of skirt-and-knit top/blouse. I have a small, beloved collection of Karina dresses, too.
Then just a few weeks ago, I bought this fine frock at Bella’s Etsy shop. It rang my bells, with the feminine neckline, subdued floral print, and graceful length. You’ll see it in a post soon:
|Bella does the swingy dress proud.
This nostalgic dress re-ignited my love of the floral midi/maxi and I’ve started to hunt them down. It took several searches before I found the updated words for my dresses: grunge, revival, festival, and granny. So I am a grunge, festive granny, and proud of it.
I found this adorable dress on Etsy too (using the new magic search terms):
|The brand is All That Jazz, one that I shopped a lot in the 90’s.
At the Humane Society Thrift I picked up an 80’s floral frock, sleeveless and just to the knee. It was $5, less than the glass of Merlot I celebrated with just after (including tip). Thrifting is good.
These dresses will be a fun element of my summer uniform, for both work and play. Washable, cool, feminine and a welcome change from my de rigueur black tee.
Have you re-fallen in love with any old favorites?
Have a festive Saturday, and stay fabulous,
Visible Monday is on its “off” week this week, so we can recharge, refresh, and laugh out loud. ☺ We’ll be back on Monday, April 21st (actually, the Sunday evening