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12 December 2011

"Polka" goths - a touch of vintage


No it's not sub-style of gothic culture. I just played with the words "polka dots" and "goths" :P
What do you think of polka dots? I think it's an amazing pattern. It's a vintage evergreen! Can be both casual and elegant. I believe there's a polka dot dress in every girl's closet, goth girls included! :)






"During the 1940's and '50s, the polka dot graced the gowns of female celebrities from Marilyn Monroe to Elizabeth Taylor, during the same time period Christian Dior began to release his notable hourglass dresses in spotted prints. The polka dot dress became a staple for Lucille Ball's wardrobe in I Love Lucy. Gaining global recognition, the polka dot has not looked back towards it's troubled past. Time has only brought continuous success to the polka dot!" (info taken from flaunt.com)


Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy, 1951-1960

Louise Dahl-Wolfe photographed Marry Jane Russell, wearing Christian Dior.




2 comments:

Caroline Carnivorous said...

Well, rockabilly is kind of a toned down goth style.. Or at least that's how I see it!
I went to my cousin's wedding, at the ceremony in a goth dress, and people stared. The reception in a rockabilly dress, and I got compliments!
So it's more accepted, and something that goths can still wear.

BallerinaDark said...

@Caroline Carnivorous: There's a specific sub-style of rockabilly called gothabilly. :) I think too that's a good style to look gothic without being too "dressed-up" :)

There was this older post I wrote called "Toning it down" (or something like that) where there this picture of me wearing a rockabilly inspired outfit as an example of toned down gothic look. ;)

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