Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Shake That Booty

A modern approach to the wiggle dress - 'Shake that Booty'. I'm sure that's not how the designers of the wiggle dress imagined their creations to be thought of, nor wanted that label - but within these dresses lies the ultimate shimmy.

A recent post on the Vintage Bulletin brought up a great point about wiggle dresses. A true wiggle dress is where the hemline is narrower than the hips - this causes the legs to be closer together and create the wiggle. I have visions of Marilyn Monroe in the movie "Some Like it Hot" departing from the train in her feather trimmed dress, the camera pans to her backside and voila - the perfect wiggle. I was trying to find an image of it, but had no luck.

This deep blue 1950s wool dress is a true wiggle silhouette. I just love the satin ruched cummerbund waist trimmed with wool cross piece and bow. Dorothea's Closet, now available for $195.





5 comments:

Lafe's Hidden Treasures said...

such a beautiful, classy wiggle dress. Have a great Wednesday.

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

this dress is -so- Marilyn!! Shockingly, I don't own a wiggle dress but I think I will have to find or make one!!

Fashion Therapy said...

one can NEVER have too many great wiggle dresses!

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Ms. B @ Millie Deel said...

Ooh great example of a wiggle dress! Beautiful color!

Stefanie Valentine said...

I love wiggle dresses, they're so flattering for curvy figures! x