Get Dressed To This: Babydoll

23 Oct


The decades of the 20th century always find their way back to our closets. They sneak in via shoulder pads, wacky neon prints, lipstick colors, and heel heights, but a few of them have nothing to hide and brazenly broadcast their presence with the help of simplicity. Certain styles are basic enough to stick around with the help of seasonal or trend-based updates (like a sleeve alteration or a new pattern). One of them is the babydoll dress.

Though we’ve seen it in several different incarnations, the basics are simple: falls mid-thigh, has short sleeves, is tighter around the bust and/or has an empire waist, and has delicate, “feminine” details. Though this dress style was all the rage in the 1960s and 1990s, it has come back full-force in the 2nd decade of the 2000s. Fortunately, we don’t always interpret things as literally anymore, so the exaggerated cut and styling for this type of dress has ceased, and subtlety reigns supreme.

For this Get Dressed to This, I wanted to focus on the lighter side of fall fashion with an homage to the dress that never dies: the babydoll. The music is by the Round Table Knights, and as per usual, it’s a luscious, deep house mix that starts off slow and increases in intensity with each minute it plays. With tracks by Homework, Jesse Rose, Justin Martin, and more! Enjoy:

The Music

Round Table Knights – Autumn Mix 2010

(click to play; right click + save target as to download)

tracklist (below) after the jump

The Outfit

1. Beans on Toast, Irregular Choice, $150 USD

2. Chocolate Brown and Tan Mini Dress with Lace Bust and Bow, patriciavalery store on Etsy, $49 USD


3. Transparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks, MyTights.com, $14 USD


4. Cassonade Coat, Anthropologie, $198 USD

click below for the tracklist!

tracklist:

Pure Ecstasy – Pressure Drop
How To Dress Well – Lover’s Start
James Blake – I Only Know (What I Know Now)
DJ Koze – Blume Der Nacht
Mano Le Tough – Eurodancer
Dale Howard – Body Talk
Homework – I Got One (You’re It) (Mercury Remix)
Andre Crom, Luca Doobie – Verve
Jesse Rose Vs MTP Allstars – Yeah
Eldoko – Woodworm Blues (Monkey Safari Remix)
Disorder, Cesare – Don’t Leave Me
Justin Martin, Galen – Dust Devil
Jagged – Biasca
Fritz Zander – For Your Love
Affkt – Bad Habbit (Affkt & Samuel Dan Vs. Atfc feat. Lisa Millet)
Round Table Knights & Zombie Disco Squad – Endless
Deetron – Sing
Dimlite – Can’t Get Used To Those (Afterlude)

– Retail DJ

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