Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Cat's Meow

This is the dress that I wore when I presented at The Colorado State Preservation Conference earlier this year.  It's 1950's and has THE BEST novelty print of hobo cats.... yes, felines holding tattered suitcases and bindles scattered about the fabric.  I'm in love with the shawl collar and the flared french cuffs.  It's pretty much my favorite novelty dress right now.

1950s cat print dress: Etsy
Kitty cat nylons: Ebay
Grey and black brogues: Jeffrey Campbell
White crinoline: Ebay
assorted Bakelite: Ebay & thrifted

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” 
― Robert A. Heinlein


  1. Oh my gosh, that dress is amazing! It looks perfect on you!

  2. A very lovely outfit and all that Bakelite, oh my! I loved the carved pieces. I have yet to find a decently priced carved piece:) Beautiful! Love the stockings too! Who says "cat ladies" can't be sophisticated?

  3. How adorable! I love the nylons!!!!

  4. I'm not sure there are words for how adorable this print is! Seriously!!! So wonderful!


  5. It's sensational!!! Those are, bar none, the most perfect stockings ever that you could have possibly partnered it with. Goodness, are you a 50s bombshell here, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

  6. the cat print of this dress is so fun! i also love the details of the top ... this dress is a great find.


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