Voodoo Vixen 50s Style Gingham Dress
Today’s post is all about my lovely Voodoo Vixen 50s style Gingham dress. This is one of my favourite patterns. I really love black and white plaid because it is classy as well as classic.
Particularly, I like this one gingham dress I’ve thrifted last year at momox. Hence, I wore this dress to a very nice shooting at Rothenbaum, Hamburg, last year in late summer. Maybe you’ve already seen a few pictures with this dress in my article about vintage fashion as a life changer.
I think this is the perfect outfit for an elegant location. I like to combine this gingham dress with a beige trenchcoat and a big straw hat. Admittedly, I haven’t worn this beautiful straw hat in daily life and on the streets though. I just wear it for shootings but I can imagine wearing it on the beach. Last year I’ve found this hat on a flea market and it instantly reminded me of Audrey Hepburn. Thus, I’ve just had to get it!
Gingham & Plaid Patterns
I do believe this kind of dress to be very flattering. Therefore, I wish I had more of these pretty dresses! I am a big fan of gingham and all kinds of plaids and tartans. Perhaps you’ve also seen my recent post about spring outfits with tartan pants.
I also find the history of gingham quite interesting since it seems that its origin comes from the Malay genggang which means ‘ajar, separate’. Hence, I think that this kind of pattern originally came from South Asia. Matchingly, on this shooting I came by the Markk which is the former ethnological museum in Hamburg. Outside of the building there is a Bali Hindu shrine and the statue in front wears a gingham cloth as well.
I’ve felt this was an interesting coincidence. What is more, the Markk is also one of my favourite and most visited museums ever. I remember visiting this museum for the first time in primary school. I was most impressed by the Oceania mask collection.
Anyways, I am looking forward to get a lot more wear out of this dress which I find is a perfect match with black T-strap pumps. Nearby, in Rothenbaum there is also the Mikado gallery where I took this picture below outside.
All in all, I would always go for a gingham dress! Which kind of patterns do you prefer? Please let me know in the comments below.