Know what the Wroot wore Wednesday? Polka dot capris for a 1950s themed dance! I sort of put this retro looking outfit together at the last minute with just items from my closet….
…and I was actually pleased with the rockabilly result! I knew I wanted to wear these polka dot pants, which I modeled last year in this post, but I also knew, after looking around on the internet, that I wanted to roll the pants up to look like capris.
Vintage sewing patterns are a great way to get ideas and a feel for period fashions…
…and it’s fun to look at movie stars from that period to see what fashionable outfits they wore. I love this photo of the actress Doris Day in her patterned capris with a crisp white shirt tucked in. I learned that capris were often referred to as “pedal pushers” then, or “cigarette pants.”
And I couldn’t resist including this photo of the gorgeous and refined actress Grace Kelly. Note that both actresses and the models on the sewing patterns are wearing their tops tucked in.
I went with the same look, tucking in my collared shirt.
To add to the rockabilly 50s look, I also wore some black patent loafers, pearl jewelry, and a high pony tail tied with a chiffon scarf.
And then I went to the 50s dance and had some fun. While there, I ran into my polka dot bestie!
If you’re going to a 50s themed party, try researching a little on the internet like I did, and then see how you can re-create the look you want just with items you already own. It’s a fun challenge!
Polka dot ankle pants by SO brand purchased last year in Kohl’s juniors (similar), Preppi black patent loafers by Xappeal purchased at Rack Room Shoes (similar), cotton black collared shirt by Old Navy (similar), pearls were gifts (similar here and here).
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