Stripes

For this week’s SIA, inspired by Mary Cassatt’s “The Child’s Bath”, I built my outfit around this dress. The striped pattern perfectly reflects the striped dress of the woman in the painting, and I also added a cross-stitch brooch to mimic the floral patterns of the carpet and the wall.

The only part of the outfit I’m not happy with is the shoes – I wanted something dark, because there is a bit of dark red/brown in the painting, but this dress is so quintessentially 80s that if I wore heels with it, I’d instantly look like an extra in 9 to 5 or Working Girl. So in the end, I went with these monk shoes, hoping they can modernize the outfit a bit, but they’re too clunky. Oh well. Don’t forget to check back on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this painting!


5 Comments on “Stripes”

  1. Hello, think your style fits perfectly with the Mary Cassatt. The lush green background also adds to the color pallet of the painting. Honestly, I had to dig for this one-I own no large stripped clothing, just a couple of pin stripe shirts-really had to go digging.

  2. shelbeeontheedge1 says:

    Ooh I love it, Salazar! The stripes on this dress are perfect and that brooch is so amazing! It really does resemble the carpet in the painting. I like the monk shoes with this dress. I think it gives it a cool modern day feel to the vintage dress. I am looking forward to seeing all the other interpretations!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  3. Lovely look dear and brilliant interpretation. Thanks for this inspiration!
    XOXO Reni

  4. That dress is absolutely perfect for this challenge, Salazar!! I laughed at your Working Girl comment he he.
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  5. […] complete roundup of submissions. You can also read the details of Salazar’s own inspired outfit here, Terri’s here, and Daenel’s here. Have you joined the Style Imitating Art challenges yet? […]


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