My hunger for full skirts, plus I think a little bit of pining for spring, has got me yearning for more pretty dresses in my closet. There is something about a great shirtwaist that is so timeless and feminine without being too cutesy or frou-frou. Here are a few fantastic shirtwaists — some vintage, some contemporary — that I would love to have in my closet.
Of course it was inevitable that something from Mod Cloth would wind up on this list, right? I mean, there are only so many places to find contemporary shirtwaist-style dresses. Sadly, this one is out of stock, which is tragic because it is PERFECT. The pintucks! The color! The sleeves! I die ...
Here's another one that got away - a gem of a cotton Bobbie Brooks shirtwaist from the 1950s. Sigh. I love the elbow-length sleeves and the super-full skirt, although I lack the crinolines necessary to get the desired effect.
A lovely neutral sleeveless dress by Orla Kiely - I don't wear a lot of sleeveless dresses, but I could totally see layering this over a blouse or even a sweater. It's so basic and yet so flawless.
Where do I start with this one? The print is to die for. I love the simple collar and oversized buttons, and of course the matching belt gives it that perfect touch.
In other news, the winner from this week's giveaway was Joanna of Cut and Chic Vintage, who followed me on Bloglovin. Congratulations Joanna and thanks to everyone who entered! Come back tomorrow for a fresh new giveaway.