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Gone Dotty

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Gone Dotty

Polka dot prints in fashion are timeless! Seen now as fun and whimsical, they weren't always seen that way. In Medieval Europe, they were often seen as representing illness or disease. Because the ability to create evenly spaced dots did not exist at the time, dots on fabric would be scattered in a random pattern- reminding people of pox or rashes. In Shakespeare's "Othello", Desdemona's spotted handkerchief leads to tragedy in the play. In non-Western cultures polka dots symbolized male virility or magic. More densely packed, small dots were indicative of stronger magic. Before dots were called polka dots, dotted...

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Red Ruffles, From the Archives

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Red Ruffles, From the Archives

From the estate of a woman who had a whole slew of gorgeous house dresses! A 1930s cotton zip front day/house dress with red floral print and ruffled shoulders. Sold in 2010.     Shop cotton dresses on the website! 

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Putting on the Dog

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Putting on the Dog

Pretty things past! A visit to the archives. This late 1930s scotty dog print rayon dress and matching jacket (with scotty dog BAKELITE buttons!) sold back in 2010  but will always be one of my favorites! It was actually a woman's wedding dress!   The BUTTONS!!  

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