If you’ve been following the blog, you already know what a big fan I am of vintage/retro/rockabilly reproduction fashion.
Style eras that celebrate hips and tits are ones I need to be apart of! 😉
There are many UK clothing lines that specifically cater these styles. I’ve got a Pintrest board dedicated to all my coveted retro frocks!
In fact, this was one of my pins …. was this dress by Collectif in London:
The Rowena Anchor Swing Dress … a nautical inspired halter neck frock with navy and red all over anchor print. With three pockets and a removable neck tie for a variety of different looks. Isn’t it the cutest?
Well, a couple months ago Toronto Vintage Society co-hosted a BOOZAR night at the Gladstone Hotel, where I met the delightful Erin Loveless, owner of Loveless Boutique in Toronto who invited me to check out her shop as it happens to carry a selection of Collectif dresses!!! 😉
THE Rowena Anchor Dress!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
Now granted the only size remaining was a 2x …and as you can see the only way it would fit my ample upper half was by unbuttoning from the collar down…
BUT I’m in love with this dress: hook, line, and sinker!!! (yup, that was an anchor pun) 🙂
I’m really not a fan of having to wear a strapless bra … so I try and avoid buying clothes that force me to wear one.
I tried wearing this halter dress with a regular ol’ bra….since I had to wear a tank to fill in the giant-boobie-gap. And this was the result:
Then I decided to buy a cheap tank, and cut off the strap to make it into a halter tank …. then wore my clear bra straps and THIS was the result:
Always nice having options that still allows you to wear a proper bra!
I kept the accessories simple with this frock – sometimes jelly shoes, sometimes sandals, with a cross body bag and minimal accessories.
OK. Now that you got a low down on What I Wore…. let me tell you What I Did while in this outfit 🙂
I happened to be out an about all day in this frock … and made my way to Nathan Phillips Square for a PanAm Concert one summer night…
To see THE ROOTS!!
Minus Canada Day in Ottawa, THIS was the largest crowd I’ve ever been apart of in a long, long time.
So waddya think? Did I make a mistake buying a dress I couldn’t button up? Or was my tank-top fix a good move?
Let me know by leaving a comment below friends. Until next time…
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