Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Looking Back In Time
Most of my wardrobe is contemporary. And most of it is bold. Short dresses with dramatic prints; top/skirt ensembles in interesting combinations. Those styles were a natural way for me to ease into feminine apparel.
But I'd like to expand beyond them. I'd like to explore clothing worn by women in real life. Last year I experimented with modern pencil skirts and formal office attire. That was fun. It made me feel more connected to real-world female experiences. Instead of play-acting, those clothes feel more authentic.
A style I want to play with now is the skirt-suit. On "Mad Men," there were two types -- pretty, colorful ones worn by office workers and glitzier, more elegant-looking ones worn by wives. I've never worn or even thought about wearing a skirt-suit. But due to my admiring how good the female characters on the show look in them, I'm yearning to try them. I'm actively scouring thrift-stores looking for examples of these two styles.
I bought one of the latter today which I'll show it to you soon. I'm eager to find one of the former, but they're proving hard to locate. That style of skirt-suit isn't common any more and actual vintage clothes are never big enough to fit me. But I'm actively continuing the search.
Have you ever worn a skirt-suit?