Sock Hopped

Sock Hop - The Dressed Aesthetic

I think we all have learned to recognize those iconic silhouettes. Whether you are a student of fashion or simply a student of pop culture, I think you all have an image you can conjure when you hear a certain era. Most people hear the 1920’s and picture a perfect flapper dress, all twinkly fringe in a Great Gatsby Wonderland. You hear the 70’s and picture bright colors atop a perfect pair of flares, with flavors of disco and freedom. And you hear the 50’s and, from wiggle dresses to Dior New Look, there’s an unmistakeable silhouette that comes to mind.

Whether or not you can imagine more obscure images of those decades – there is no denying that everyone knows the poodle skirt. It is so unmistakably 50’s. Although the first poodle skirt was introduced in the late 40’s by the incomparable Juli Lynn Charlot, it became popular amongst teenagers in the 1950’s. You just can’t help but picture sock hops and pony tails. Wingtips and saddle shoes. And despite my love of all things 1950’s, it might surprise you to know that I didn’t have a poodle skirt in my wardrobe. Turns out, I just hadn’t met the perfect one….

Sock Hop - The Dressed Aesthetic

Sock Hop - The Dressed Aesthetic
Outfit styled using Dressed for iPhone

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Truth be told, I can sometimes veer left from what often makes the other ladies gaga. I feel no pull towards owning a 1920’s beaded flapper dress myself, though I admire them from afar on others. I am oddly not drooling over the perfect Lilli Ann coat the way so many of my fellow vintage huntresses are (but am honestly just waiting for the day for that switch to flip). And it was the same with the poodle skirt – I’d seen so many over the years, but never felt that pull in my stomach that tells me that I have to have it. Until this poodle skirt from Trove Vintage Shop charmed me with her pom-pom fur and cheeky bedroom eyes. I swear I can see her smirking at me now as if to say, “I knew all along you would cave.”

And it turns out, sometimes we resist things simply because we’re waiting for perfection. For the stars to align and all of the ingredients to mix just so. Much like relationships, when you meet the one, you just know. And though I don’t believe “perfect” necessarily exists when discussing relationships or real estate, I do believe moments can be perfect. I do believe in the right place at the right time. And after today, I sure do believe in the magic of the perfect poodle skirt.

Had your dose of perfect today?

 

 

xoxo

Outfit Details:
Skirt: Trove Vintage (similar modern and vintage here, here, & here)
Top: Review (similar)
Bracelet: c/o One Sweet Thread (similar)
Handbag: Betsey Johnson
Socks: DSW (similar)
Heels: Rachel Antonoff for Bass (similar herehere)

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8 comments on Sock Hopped

  • Gwen

    This skirt is so adorable! But truth to be told, those shoes really caught my eyes. I haven’t seen such a feminine version of saddle shoes before! They are like the adult lady version of the teen’s saddle shoes.

    • The Dressed Aesthetic (author)

      Hhaha – thanks sweets! I actually saw BAIT Footwear has some similar ones (and yes, I am a shopping enabler…) 😉

  • Lindsey

    Ahhh the poodle skirt! This one is indeed perfect! And I’m with Sara…those shoes could not be any cuter. They are a perfect match!

    • The Dressed Aesthetic (author)

      Why thank you sweets! Some days, I’ve just got to go with a theme. And this one screamed “Sock Hop!” 😉

  • Camilla

    Oh my this skirt is absolutely amazing…I’m not usually a fan of the “poodle skirt” as I think it looks more like a costume piece but this skirt is gorgeous! I also love how you have style it with those cute socks and shoes! xo

    • The Dressed Aesthetic (author)

      Right?? I felt the same way for so long till I saw this cutie! I love her cheeky smirk… 😉

  • SaraLily

    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Ok sorry, I feel like all my comments on your blog lately start with me yelling at you. LOL.

    These shoes are to DIE for and they are the PERFECT match for this skirt. Bubblegum sock hop overload! I am loving this!!!

    • The Dressed Aesthetic (author)

      Hahah – I love your yelling comments! I can almost imagine you jumping up and down when you write them. 🙂 I LOVE these shoes – they’re old, but I did see a pretty similar pair over at BAIT…if, you know…you needed some shopping enabling. 😉

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