How to wear an Elaine dress and still be you. Did you love Elaine from Seinfeld’s hippie/granny/festival wardrobe? Me too. Those long floral dresses and blazers, and her gorgeous curly hair and cool brogues – she looked just like her character would look in real life.
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This black and tan “Elaine” dress was just picked up a couple of days ago, while out thrifting with my dear friend Bryan. It’s likely a late 80’s-early 90’s frock, made by Carole Little. Thrift price = $3. I adore the way these dresses glide over the body, and the length means: no leg shaving needed today 😊.
The cotton bowler hat was thrifted in Vancouver, at My Sister’s Closet. It’s my new summer favorite. The steampunk cuff bracelet was found at Citizen Rosebud’s Etsy shop; her store is open again so go see what treasures Bella is offering.
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love the print of the dress. Such a pretty dress on you!
Thank you Stephanie, and thanks for coming by! xox
I love your throwback dress. It’s so cute and you styled it perfectly!
Thanks Ruth! Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for coming by. xox
You certainly nailed the ‘Elaine’ look, Patti, and what’s more, it suits you to a T. And what a bargain that dress was! xxx
Thanks Ann – I thought you’d appreciate a good bargain! Your trip to Bruges looks dreamlike indeed, and quite beautiful. xox
You certainly nailed it. What an amazing bargain as well. I am loving the romantic dresses with lace and ruffles that I’m finding in the thrift stores lately.
Thank you Elle. Your romantic ruffled blouse paired with your camo joggers is an amazing look! xox
I love dresses like this Patti. It really is my style. Easy to wear and so chic – ticks all the right boxes. Looks so fabulous on you.
Thanks Alison – and your jumpsuits are inspirational too! Have a great day, xox.
You are an adorable version of Elaine with your curly hair and that dress. SO cute! Your thrifting sense is amazing. Got a kick out of your superimposed picture!! Lol! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much, Darlene and thanks for linking up! I really like the #5 tunic swimsuit you showed today. xox
Elaine and you can pull those dresses off so easily! Thank you for hosting the link up and have a wonderful week Patti!
Thanks and a lovely week ahead to you too, Julia. Thank you for showing us how well your sweet kitty is recovering! xox
George is such a jerk – you should give him a smack! That style of dress works really well on you, especially with the bowler hat.
Thank you Shelley! I did give George a swipe with my bowler. xox
Lovely dress Patti, and what a great bargain!
Thank you Emma. Your pastel look is marvelous! xox
Too funny with the Seinfeld cast, Patti.
Thanks, Pao. I blend! xox
This is a cute dress, looking fabulous in it Patti. x Jacqui Mummabstylish
Thanks for hosting the #linkup
Thanks, Jacqui. I like the way you rocked your pastels today! xox
I used to have a dress like that in the ’90s! Loved it, wish I still had it. Your dress really works with the hat, great look x
Thank you, Porcelina. Your post today is informative and provocative – making me want to do a similar study on US brands! xox
I always loved Elaine’s style. The way you’ve styled this dress definitely feels true to yours!
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Thank you Cheryl. And I got major inspiration from your shirtdress-over pants look! xox
That ‘Elaine’ dress is great! I love a dark ditzy 80s 90s floral print! And no leg shaving!
LOL, there’s a lot of women here who don’t love the leg-shaving. Shall we start a movement? Thanks for coming by, and have a lovely week ahead. xox
I love flowy dresses for warmer weather and hanging with some fun people would add to the fun. 🙂 That hat is so sweet on you too!
Thank you, Jess, and I hope you’re enjoying Southern Spring! You look terrific in your linen blazer, that a wonderful piece to own. xox
Love this post…you are a hoot. What a pleasant chuckle to start the week off!
Thanks Judy – hope your week ahead is wonderful. xox
What a perfect picture collage: yes, it looks like an Elaine dress and I think you styled it perfectly!
Thank you Mireille and thanks for linking up. I liked your scarf-look, great way to liven an outfit! xox
I don’t know the show but I love the dress, you look amazing!
Thanks, Vix, and thank you for sharing your gorgeous black dress with us. You’re a beauty! xox
I had a dress very similar to this one in the 90s. I think I may have even had permed hair at the time. I have a photo of myself with my young children and really, really don’t like how I look, so I’m *not* revisiting this trend! You, my friend, are rocking it, though!
thanks Kim! loved your thrifting roundup. If we lived closer I would grab that camo mesh skirt : > Have a great week ahead. xox
Thanks Amy. And I really liked your IG roundup – great embroidered jeans! xox
Such a great dress, Patti! You wear it well!
That’s a really pretty dress. I had a bunch of dresses like that back in the day that I didn’t keep and now, I’m really wishing that I had.
Me too! i guess I Marie Kondo’d them, darnit. Thanks for coming by, xox.
I love the dress Patti! And you fit right in…lol!
Thanks, Debbie! I love what you wrote today about your dual nature. You’re fierce about protecting and defending those you love – that takes courage. xox
You styled the dress perfectly!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
Thank you Rena! I really like your blog, and your cool utility jumpsuit! xox
Haha, you are one of the crew! Lovely dress! Hope to see you on my Fancy Friday linkup party!
Thanks, Nancy! And you’re looking fab in camo plus pink! xox
I love this dress on you Patti and the print is fabulous! Thanks for hosting!
Thank you, Suzanne, and thanks for linking up! I enjoyed your list of favorites, and that shower oil sounds divine. xox
This look is so you. So romantic with an edge. I couldn’t help, but pin it. Thanks for hosting the party.
Thanks for coming over, and for pinning, Nicole! Love your midi floral print dress too. xox
I love those dresses! They are the best for looking spiffy on a lazy day (and the leg-shaving lack thereof!). Love it, Patti!
Thank you so much for hosting!
Yes, I’ve seen you rock this style too, looking mighty stylish. Thanks for coming over, kiss V on the head for me. xox
I’ve got an Elaine in my closet! I got it at Banana Republic. MAYBE it still fits.
Go get it, girl! Elaine is timeless. thanks for coming over! xoxo
Yeah, the no-leg-shaving thing, the dress would just snag on my forest. Hahaha! I love this dress. It looks flowy and cool. And George cracks me up. Thanks for hosting, Patti.
LOL at your leg-forest! Stay authentic, woman! Thanks for coming by and linking up your extraordinary post of the Vancouver adventure. xox
Yes, I wore almost the exact same Elaine dress to Spago’s when I had lunch with Robert Goulet and his lovely wife, Vera. I had won a radio contest to see the musical Camelot and lunch with the Goulet’s right around 1992 in Las Vegas. Good memories! Wish I had kept that dress, though. You look fab!
Wow, what a wonderful memory! And Camelot – that’s one of the best musicals ever. Thanks for coming by and sharing your story, xox.
Yes, that would definitely be a George move to be staring at your chest – hahahaha!!! Love that hat on you – super cute and adds so much personality to your look!
Haha! He was always a little sneaky, right? thanks for coming over and linking up – love your new pink blouse! xox
Patti, you’re making me all kinds of nostalgic with this look. I rocked many a floral granny dress back in the day and it’s still one of my favorite trends. Your simplified recreation is perfection. Thanks for this little stroll down memory lane.
Thanks dear Rena. Me too – loving the long floral dresses then and now. Your tie-dye skirt is fab. xox
So cute, Patti! I’ve always loved Elaine dresses and seeing you in this one makes me love them even more.
Thank Sherry! I think you’d rock an Elaine dress too, xox.
I love dresses like this Patti. A one piece that ticks all the right boxes. This looks fabulous on you xx
Thank you Laurie, and thanks for linking up. I enjoyed your makeup review! xox
I just love this print! It is perfect for summer time and for any occasion.
Thanks Heather. Your Marc Jacobs bag is gorgeous, xox.