This lady loves a sheath dress, crazy as the pursuit may be. This fusion frock is a great example of mixing sleek 60s style and prints with the cheongsam dresses that were themselves a fusion development of 20s Shanghai. It came with a matching cropped 'Jackie' jacket and is both a substantial knit and sleekly comfortable. After seeing 'In the Mood for Love' so many years ago, I have been obsessed with building a collection of cheongsams in 60's prints or totally basic, utilitarian fabrics. The print and colouring on this one is still a touch 'eastern' but I also have a wool houndstooth knit and some basic cotton shifts and even a pinstripe. I totally don't wear them enough. I have been lucky enough to find a few that fit, since they're generally made-to-measure. This one is funny because it's totally a polyester knit but with a silk lining!
Oh Maggie and Tony, how I love thee. I'm pretty sure I've posted about this film/dress obsession before but it bears repeating. I'm always on the hunt for the right floral version- like a bevy of these beauties...
This might have been a compelling compromise were the print to continue all around (argh- such a pet peeve of mine...so irritating and 'cheap'!)
|Anthropologie Heian Shift|
|Vintage 60s cheongsam suit with jacket|
|Autumnal print 60s cheongsam|
|Vintage floral silk cheongsam|
|Simplicity pattern 1447|
|Vogue pattern 5571|