If I say to you “Baby Doll Dress,” and you know exactly what that means, you are probably in the 50+ year old age bracket. Basically, the baby doll dress, popular in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, was a loose fitting dress that was short and flowy. I assume it got its name because it looked like it belonged on a baby doll! This dress by Thakoon Addition is a very modern take on this bygone era dress that is near and dear to my heart; so much so, that I wore these types of dresses throughout both of my pregnancies as they accommodated my growing belly, and I didn’t need to spend extra money on special maternity wear.
Here it has been updated with cutout shoulders and some sheer accents, which allow for some tame peek-a-boo. As we grow older, it is more than okay to expose the shoulders, since it the one part of a woman’s body that doesn’t truly show her age. I kept the look very hippie-esque by adding a long glass beaded necklace, hoop earrings, a statement ring, a fringe shoulder bag and some mod chunky heels. As the weather cools, I will add black tights and boots and throw on an oversized sweater to keep it looking comfy and relaxed, just like the baby doll was meant to be.