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A Couch In Some Confusion


Some of my favorite dresses are made from really thick, heavy fabric--the sort of brocades people cover their couches with. I can remember going to upholstery stores with my mother and running my hands along the different fabrics and admiring the trims and wondering why there weren't any clothes made from the same cloth. Even now when I wear this dress friends usually comment that it looks like a sofa or even a rug, but I don't mind the association at all. There's something about wearing a dress that weighs a good five pounds that's quite special; perhaps it is mostly novelty since most pieces of clothing have very little weight, but sometimes it almost feels as if you donned some sort of armor and there's a new level of invincibility to it. What could reach you through a full inch of industrial level fabric? After a summer in lightweight dresses that could snag on a branch an tear, it's nice to put on something that feels almost protective against the world.

Outfit details:
Zara jacket (similar)
ASOS dress (old, similar)
Zara purse

12 comments:

Brynn Amber said...

Gorgeous outfit! Love the colours!

Bivisyani Questibrilia said...

You must really adore this dress, huh? It's my favourite too! Very fitting on you! Sometimes I think you were born in the wrong era, you know, in a good way.

Natasha said...

I love using this type of fabric for handbags, but I've never thought about clothes made from it. You make it sound really good.

Danielle said...

So happy to see a brocade dress! Because the fabric is heavy, it should be a plus in windy weather. (I wore a skirt once that, if not held down, surely would have flown over my head.)

Lily Fang said...

Ah, I'm in love with this look! What you said about the heavy brocade is very thought=provoking. I like the idea that it's kind of like armor!

abbycake said...

Whenever I find a dress that is made of a heavier material, I tend to favor it. Mostly because clothing that you typically find in the stores is light and cheaply made.
xx Abby a geek tragedy

Corinne said...

I really wish I could find those shoes. Do you remember the name of them?

Sammi said...

SUCH a gorgeous dress, and your hair looks absolutely beautiful with it. I love thicker dresses too - I think it makes them more special, and makes them seem like they're... I don't know... steeped in history, or something.

xox Sammi
www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

Sonya Mann said...

Oooh, I love brocades & heavy cloth! And there's nothing wrong with reminding people of sofas--couches are comfy! Who wouldn't like that association?

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Corinne, seychelles hijinks

Anna - Nie jestem Modna said...

pretty dress, so cute look :)

Sora said...

I'm glad I'm not alone in these thoughts <3. I also love clothes made out of unconventional fabric. One of my skirts was actually made from fabric meant to be used for curtains.