Whenever I clean out a closet, I always think of a comment my mother used to make about fashion. Styles come and go, but frequently something old comes back into fashion again. Not a good thought for anyone who has trouble getting rid of old clothing though! Today I’m going to show three dresses that are historical in nature, but would be appropriate now. First up, Caroline’s Travel dress:
I thought since I don’t have Caroline, Lanie was the next obvious choice to model it. The dress originally came with a pair of reddish boots, but the Ebay seller I got this from had only the dress. I decided to pair it with a pair of t-strap flats from the Joyful Jewels set. I’m not sure about the black shoes with this dress, but they do help bring it into modern times. I think this is probably my favorite dress from Caroline’s collection, mainly because it is so versatile.
The back is very simple, no frills or big bows. From pretending to be Elizabeth Bennett to heading to a spring or summer wedding, this dress fits for so many occasions.
From the same Ebay seller, I picked up Kit’s Summertime Dress. Again, it was just the dress available, but I have so many shoes already, I didn’t care. I decided to pair it with the shoes from Kit’s Floral Print Dress.
This dress has so many cute details, I think the lace on it is especially pretty.
The back isn’t overly frilly but does have a nice big bow.
Again, another dress that stands the tests of time, I could definitely see a little girl wearing a dress like this for Easter or another special event.
Last, but certainly not least, is Samantha’s Special Day Dress set. I picked this up in my last order from AG when it hit the clearance page. I’d looked at it several times before, but couldn’t pass it up once it was reduced. Rebecca looks very cute in it!
I have the entire set shown here, but if you wanted to bring it up to a more modern look, simply pair the dress with a different pair of shoes, minus the tights and hairbow.
Also some very pretty lace on this dress as well:
Love these shoes! I need to think about what other clothing pieces these would work with.
And the back, with another bow. Excuse the horrid bow, I was trying to hurry before the sun went behind the clouds again! Another dress though that would be ideal for Easter or other springtime adventures.
I love it when a historical outfit can be used for more than one time period. Just writing this post made me think about some of the other items I have in my collection and how they could be easily adapted for a more modern look. What do you have in your collection that could “time travel”?