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13 August 2007 @ 03:54 pm
Point, squee, want  
This is one of the few times I'm going to be a total girl about things, so please bear with me.

Pretty vintage dresses (alas, they have been sold):

1960s "Audrey" dress- they're right, it's very Audrey Hepburn- and if there's one silly wish-fulfillment type thing I want to do in my lifetime, it's a photo shoot in which I'm dolled up just like Audrey Hepburn. She defines elegance.

This one, on the other hand, just oozes cute. I think the picture has given me a cavity.

Even if they were still for sale, I'd need to lose three inches off my waist to fit in either of them. I have a 27" inch waist, goddamn it, that should be small enough for cute vintage dresses! =P To get down to 24", I'd have to enter bag-of-antlers, need-a-sammich territory. Ew. I wouldn't look good in anything once I got there, so the point is moot. (I have gotten as low as 107 lbs- in the two months I was married to Nick, I dropped weight from stress- and I don't remember being significantly thinner in the waist.)

My waist is soooooooo tiny! (Sorry, couldn't resist...)
Angel: monarch dressdeathslilsister on August 13th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
We might just have to make this Audrey-Hepburn-photo-thing happen. You NEED a Holly Golightly ensemble (and I have the cigarette holder, so there's a start *g*)... I'll totally do it if I can also make you wear this: http://www.divasthesite.com/images/Diva_Dresses/Audrey_Hepburn_dress.JPG

(teehee, you must be SOOOO happy to see me any my tiny waist, dahhling!)
Miusheri: sleepy_minnamiusheri on August 13th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
OOH! Can we pretty please? No arm-twisting required!

Mom brought me up on lots of film-adapted musicals. She watched them in Iran growing up, and they'd translate everything, even the songs, to Farsi. =) I watched them in English, of course. My Fair Lady was always a favorite, especially this part.

And yes, a Holly Golightly ensemble would be chock-full of win too. =D
Annoying Pant-leg Pulling Chihuahua of Justice!stardragonca on August 17th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
My Fair Lady-this part.
See,your waist could totally wear that dress! Pretty,pretty,pretty.
Miusherimiusheri on August 18th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
Re: My Fair Lady-this part.
Hee, very true! I just adore that part and the way she looked. =)
a dreamer like youlutraphile on August 14th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
squeeee, shiny! I was looking at sites like this for wedding gowns, although I didn't find anything in my size and budget :)

and yeah, what's with the sizing? It's not just that there are some tiny dresses, it's that there are so MANY of them. I can't think that THAT many women would have had 24-inch waists. The smallest I've ever been (as an adult) is 27". Corsets maybe?

Definitely with you on the photo shoot. :)
Miusherimiusheri on August 17th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
When I recently went vintage clothes shopping, everything was either way too big or way too small. Very depressing! Good thing I didn't live back then, I would've had to run around naked!

Well, I don't mind being naked... and Remy certainly doesn't mind me being naked... ;)

I do have a really nice corset, but it's meant to be worn outside. My roomies made it for me: their site They are awesome seamstresses!
Annoying Pant-leg Pulling Chihuahua of Justice!stardragonca on August 17th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
The myth of the tiny Victorian waist is pretty much just that-myth.
And the consensus among medical historians,about the Lady who had two of her ribs surgically removed,is just a piece of nasty gossip,that grew into an urban legend.
Miusheri: jon with tequilamiusheri on August 17th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Er, my former roomies in Albany, before I got hitched. =)