Looking for something a bit different this holiday season? How about a red paisley dress for a little retro vibe?
What does a paisley print make you think of? It reminds me of the psychedelic style of the 60s as in the summer of love (1967), the Beatles, and the Flower Children! Of course, I was only in junior high school but we all tried to copy those styles in small ways.
Interesting, however, is that the paisley print has been around a long time, and has been in and out of fashion many times over. It’s believed to have originated in the Kasmir region of Afghanistan around 1200 and made into shawls throughout Persia. The East India Company brought it to Europe where it was eventually adapted by the Scots in the 1800s and 1900s, in the town of Paisley. The Scots are responsible for so many interesting prints, like tartan, various plaids, and such, so here’s to them!
So, in the spirit of the Persians, Scots, and the Hippies, check out this unique red paisley dress!
The Vintage Red Paisley Dress
The style of this dress is simple and that is the beauty of it. The tie back and the cinched waist allow the top to billow out a bit, giving the dress a little romance. The top is lined, adding to the shape.
OK, I think we can all agree that POCKETS are necessary in a dress. I love that this dress has them!
While I love a mix of lengths in my closet to choose from, I love to wear a midi in this style of dress, particularly in the cooler months. Something about a midi feels so elegant!
Note that this dress, while found online on the Target site, is from a third-party vendor, known as a Target Plus™ Partner. To be honest, I haven’t had much luck with these purchases, but something about this dress called me to and I wanted to try it. At just under $50, I feel it’s a good buy. The fabric is soft, made of polyester and rayon, and is machine washable and dryable.
Wrap It Up
Just as jewelry pieces serve as reminders of happy times or gifts from someone we care about, so, too, is this wrap. I’ve purchased a few of these wraps in our travels as the colors and patterns are so amazing. I found this one stored away in the linen closet and felt it was time to pull it out and wear it.
The pattern on this dress, with the red background, and shades of green and white made it the perfect pairing for my wrap.
I found an absolutely gorgeous red silk wrap on sale for under $40, just in case you must have one!
If I am not mistaken, this rich red paisley one came from one of our trips to Italy. Oh, if only we could travel safely once again! Europe has tightened down, much as we have here in the U.S until we find out more about this darn Omicron variant. And of course, Delta continues to ravage the world.
While I realize there really will be no return to normal, I wonder what the “new normal” will look like? There are so many places I still want to see! How about you? Do you have a list of travel plans just waiting to be put into place?
As we all know, jewelry can truly “make” an outfit. The necklace is a clearance piece from Open Edit. These pearl and gold earrings are from Target and look way more expensive than they are! And the bracelet is a new addition to my closet from Victoria Emerson. I purchased several of their darling bracelets for gifts this year!
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If you’re looking to rock a dress this season that doesn’t look like everyone else’s, do check this one out. The style lends itself to a jacket or wraps for the cooler holiday season and winter, and you can wear this dress long into the spring.