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!


  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.
    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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