Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Baroness Wore Brown

Sorry for all the outfit posts, but we're not hosting family this holiday, so I'm getting lots of opportunities to wear my favourite vintage dresses out and about before the weather gets really chilly.  We haven't had our official Thanksgiving dinner yet, so I thought I'd better wear this 30s dress out tonight, while it still fits....eeks.









18 comments:

Leilani said...

I love the sleeves on this, very unusual! Your shoes are amazing as well. Is the plaid collar part of the dress? I love the pop of pattern against the chocolate brown.

nona said...

I love those sleeves. And that collar!

Nabby said...

That might be the most beautiful dress I've ever seen! It looks amazing on you, too! Is the collar attached?

nudeedudee said...

Wow! Lovely! Love the pleats on the front of the skirt, the sleeves, that fantastic collar! Ha ha, that's right up your alley.

iLiveinmyLab said...

Oh that gown is gorgeous! I love the plaid collar contrast! Fantastic!

Mary R. said...

Love it, like I love all the things you show!

Wearing History said...

Oh my gosh, that dress is divine! You look wonderful!

Debi said...

This is one of my favorites! I love it!!

garofit said...

beyond gorgeous! this dress really is stunning, and the fit is perfect!

ina said...

I love brown! And you look great in brown!

*Katia* said...

love this brown dress,it suits you a lot

Gemima said...

Oh, oh, oh, oh! Frock envy Baroness... you look splendid :) x

BaronessVonVintage said...

thank god for corselettes, is all I have to say! THANK YOU!!!! This is a cherished dress that I have been just itching to wear out. Luckily I didn't spill on it while out for dinner. It DID end up feeling even snugger by the time the evening was out, though, so rushed home to get it off before a seam popped. 30s dresses don't always leave a lot of room for real life ;) MUST get back to my workouts after this food filled holiday!!!!

The collar is indeed attached...at least in front. In back, the collar dips down into two loose ties that have to be tied, scarf-like. The metal shards on the sleeves are dramatic and unique, but they are like little built in razors on the dress that easily create pinholes if they come in contact with the body of the frock, so I have to be really careful when wearing and storing it, so I don't tear it to shreds.

Avalon76 said...

Happy Thanksgiving, La Baroness! And your dress is lovely! ^_^

Kate said...

Wow, that dress really is stunning!

Happy Thanksgiving :)

Stefanie Valentine said...

What a beautiful dress, I love the collar. I really like brown dresses, I have a gorgeous one but It's a tad too small, oops!

Trixie said...

LOVE that plaid makes the dress
You look spectacular as always!
Keep the photos coming! Love the outfit shots!

SpinnakerSu said...

It's gorgeous, and suits you well!