Friday, December 4, 2009

Dirndl

I was really surprised at the number of compliments I got on this outfit, because most of them came from people I'd consider to have fairly conservative taste in clothes. I would've thought the addition of this bondage-inspired harness belt would be a little over the top for many people, but hey, I guess you never know what sort of aesthetic people may secretly love but wouldn't necessarily wear themselves. At any rate, I loved how the harness worked so perfectly with the full skirted dress and soft tulle; in fact, to me it has sort of a dirndl feel to it when you look at the outfit from the front. It's only from the back that it looks a bit naughty.

For many months now I've been in search of an actual dirndl, by the way -- every time I'm down at Held Over on Haight Street I look and look, but all the really cute ones are never in my size (Held Over has an astounding number of dirndls for sale, as well as the little ruffled tops that go with them). But someday I will have a dirndl, I tell you. A dirndl and a charro suit. And maybe a fez. And perhaps I'll even wear them all at once, because if I don't, who will?

Dress: Red Dress Shoppe
Shirt: Michael Stars
Tulle skirt: Noa Noa
Harness: Audra Jean
Boots: from Scoop in Copenhagen

10 comments:

Oranges And Apples said...

This is flipping amazing!

Ecc3ntricCynic said...

What a cute pairing of hard and soft details. I totally keep thinking about getting one of those harness type belts.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love this!

WendyB said...

I misread your first sentence as "number of complaints" initially and was ready to go beat someone up for you!

Courtney said...

awesome outfit! personally, I'd never connect that belt with bondage ... it looks more like some kind of utility belt/harness to me :)

Sheila said...

Treat outfit - wow, you have chutzpah to wear that harness to work!

My husband has a fez. :) Red, with a gold tassle.

Audi said...

Wendy B: If I ever DID get any complaints about my outfits, I'd know just who to call!

Sheila: Your hubby sounds like quite the stylish fellow. I'd love to see you post some pics of him rocking that fez!

Caroline said...

That belt is fantastic. Love this outfit!

Jael Paris said...

Love the tulle and harness combo!

Alli said...

That tulle looks especially soft and swishy with this outfit. Very cute!