Surprisingly, I’m going to take the chance to harken back not to this year’s Halloween plans (nope, that’s not till next week), but my Halloween of years ago. There have been dresses all over ModCloth lately that have made me think of cutesy quasihipster Lolita-but-not-in-the-Japanese-way Spring Awakening.
(The girls, L to R: Jennifer Damiano, Phoebe Strole, Lilli Cooper, Remy Zaken, Lauren Pritchard, Lea Michele, Krysta Rodriguez.)
I add the qualifiers because the dresses I’m seeing aren’t literal adaptations. They’re shorter, sometimes cutesier, a little more, as said, hipster at times. But they’re cute, and I feel like they’re the closest you can get to 1890s Germany in daily life without people going “whaaat?”
So. Here goes nothing, and all of these are ModCloth.
It’s got the collar. It’s a vintage color. It has little details. This is what I’m talking about. Pumpkin Chai Dress.
This one’s an even less literal take. (I’m sure that they weren’t trying to fill the 1890s vibe when they designed any of these, it’s just what comes to mind for me.) The collar just screams it to me. Down Memory Grain Dress.
Sadly, this one is out of stock, but it’s a little more perfect. This is like how you do Anna’s (Phoebe Strole, in the OBC) dress modernly. Afternoon Antiquing Dress.
Again, a little more modern, a little more twisty, but it’s got that collar that’s perfection. For the Right Moment Dress.
If you made the Thea (Remy Zaken, in the OBC) dress modern, shirtwaisty, and kicky, this would be it. Ample Interests Dress.
Very babydolled. Yep, the theme here is putting collars on it. Mint Tea Dress.
Regardless of whether or not humans can actually wear this color, this dress wins points for having a proper natural waist. Gourd Garden Dress.
Oh no! Bare arms! Million Collar Question Dress in That’s Correct and Final Question.
Another Anna dress. Loving Care Dress.
–your fangirl heroine.