Swingin’ memories.

Email This Post January 21st, 2008 nicky

reddress.jpgWhen I was in college in the late 90s, the 1940s style made a huge comeback and I was smitten. I have always been a fan of the movies, music and glamorous fashions of that era, so it’s no surprise that when it became trendy, I jumped right in and started swing dancing. A little club (that sadly no longer exists) right next to the Arizona State campus had weekly swing nights with lessons and live acts; it was a blast! Seeing this adorable red dress from Anthropologie takes me back to that time when I got to live my own ‘Swing Kids’ dreams and pretend for a little bit that life was all about the dancing. Seriously, if you’ve never seen that movie, please rent it! Not only does it star my since childhood crush of Christian Bale but it is entertaining and touching. Anyway, I only wish dresses as pretty as this were available back in my college days! Instead, I spent hours searching through the nearby vintage store for 40s dresses, only to be shocked how much dress sizes have changed since then. A size 10 now fits like a size 6 then, crazy. I love everything about this dress and I’m picturing how with accessories you could recreate that throwback style or modernize it for today. Gorgeous!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alex  |  January 22nd, 2008 at 11:54 am

    I love that dress! So cute!

  • 2. Nicole  |  January 27th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I, too, am an Anthropologie lover. Shame it’s a bit pricey, but the stuff in there is so adorablely vintage-inspired and fresh. I like their housewares too.

  • 3. nicky  |  January 28th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Me too! They have great sales though so I often find good deals.

  • 4. Guinevere Smith Prom Dresses  |  March 22nd, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Awesome dresses. great article.

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