The Whimsical Pinstriped Dress
Why Should Suits Have all the Fun?
No disrespect to English bankers, Clark Gable, or Anne Scott-James but pinstripes seem to carry with them the burden of suffocating seriousness. There is no dancing in pinstripes. No boisterous laughter or spilled botanical martinis. There is no whimsy in the lapel that is too peaked.
Here’s an alluring mash-up of playful vintage embroidery on a backdrop of plum pinstripes that is charmingly bossy (especially if you are the boss) yet appeals to the whimsical lady. Remember Scarlett waiting to be kissed by Rhett? It’s that, except this time, it’s you who doesn’t give a damn.
The Whimsical Pinstriped Dress (No. 5406). Classic sheath dress in a poly-blend stretch fabric. Floral embroidery at front waistline in shades of blush, raspberry, hot pink, and metallic silver. Below-knee length, bust darts, back waist shaping darts, kick pleat at center back. Invisible zipper at center back with hook-and-eye. Fully lined in satin. Imported.