Dress For Generations

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THE GUCCI EFFECT

I mentioned on Friday how inspired I was by the Gucci collection to hit the charity shops and create a 60's/70's look for myself. Well, that's exactly what I did.

I went out with a plan to try and find pieces which reminded me of the Gucci SS16 collection and the Miu Miu AW15 collection. So I was looking specifically for bold retro prints, peter pan collars and over-sized tartan. I could not have gotten more lucky! I came away with a bunch of vintage pieces, including two over-sized tartan mohair skirts and this glorious dress. Normally, vintage from that era is way too small for me, but every piece fitted like it was made for me. 

 

WHAT I'M WEARING

Dress, shirt & scarf - charity shop; Boots - ASOS; Sunglasses - Dita; Bag - & Other Stories

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This dress was the jewel of the haul though. It's entirely hand-made which I think it so lovely, that someone sat at sewing machine and made this. Here is it 40 years later, and I'm sitting at sewing machine with the same dress, amending it for me (it was floor-length). There is something really special about the passing down of clothes through various generations. At this moment I probably love this as much as the original girl did. How awesome is that?

I won't say I'll be wearing this get up in month's time, because in reality it's not entirely where I'm at stylistically at the moment, but it's answered a temporary urge and, apart from the accessories, the whole outfit cost less than £20. You can afford to answer an urge for £20.