Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I Want This Dress

Did you see this adorable vintage inspired dress worn by Carrie Underwood at the Country Music Awards? I saw a photo in the paper this morning and instantly began trying to figure out how to copy this look (since I can't sew this is probably going no where!). I love the color and style, the seed beading, the cummerbund with rhinestone brooch, the adorable ankle tie shoes and the fun pink rhinestone (or perhaps in her case diamond!) heart necklace.

Speaking of dresses. I have had two high school students e-mail me about the prom dress I posted here for Natasha's Virtual Prom back in November. In case any others are reading this I want to let you know that sadly, I do not own this dress but downloaded the photo through Google Images. If you are interested in vintage prom dresses, check out your local yard and estate sales, auctions, vintage and thrift stores, and ebay. Any other ideas for prom goers interested in finding the perfect vintage dress?


24 comments:

Natasha Burns said...

oh now you know I want that dress too!!! maybe we could make it together watching TV in Connecticut, stitching away... lol! imagine!

Monica said...

Oh my what a dress!
I want her legs too ..lol

Diane said...

Oh yes that dress is beautiful, I just need to shed a few winter pounds, I love vintage clothes!
Hugs, Diane

suzi finer said...

the daughter of a girlfriend wore a dress in that vein which she bought at Saks Fifth Avenue; it's going to be a good year for dresses!
~love.

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Very pretty dress! Have you looked through the pattern books? You might find a similar pattern, then just pick out the fabric! (Then find yourself a good seamstress!!!!)

I'd love to see the high school girls' pictures of vintage dresses they find these days. I'm sure they'll be pretty as ever. When my two girls were in high school I often had to make them dresses, because our town is so small they NEVER wanted to chance being seen in a dress another girl might be wearing. I wasn't very good at sewing them, but by golly---they'd at least last the one and only night of Prom (or Homecoming)!

mary said...

Yes, that is a very pretty dress!! Yikes, I dont even want to think of my junior prom dress (1984, Lets not talk about the styles then!!)

Jeanie said...

Love the dress. Couldn't wear it in a million years, but it's great1

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh it is a gorgeous dress
Alison

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Forget the dress. I want the figure. LOL....xo Lynn

fated follies studio said...

oh my gosh, you are so right about this dress. how lovely. i want it too. but mostly i want to be that thin again, lol! maybe someday... i can't believe how pretty it is!

-jenny

Kelley said...

Carrie Underwood also another beautiful dress on Idol Gives Back. It was a peridot with a rose sheen, long and off the shoulder. Maybe we need her stylist although wearing one would be...all dressed up and no where to go. I wish "dress up" was more important these days-I think that is why I love the vintage age.

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

oooohhhh that is one gorgeous dress!!!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

The dress is darling...I would really like to LOOK like that in the dress...or ever! The shoes aren't bad either!
Love your blog.

M

cd&m said...

Fab dress!

Liz (The Preppy Lizard) said...

Forget the dress...I want Carrie Underwood's body!
The dress is very cute though.

~Heidi said...

I'm not much on country music so I didn't see this. But I have to agree that it's too die for! Such a fabulous girlie vintage look that it gives. I love it! Thanks for showing!
~Heidi
xo

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Pretty dress. But what kind of way is she standing? Looks very awkward. Probably hard to stand at all in those shoes.

cammyk said...

I love this dress too and those shoes are just darling!!

Vicki C said...

Beautiful dress!

Merci-Notes said...

Ah, gorgeous. Very Grace Kelly!

Hugs,
Mary

Fete et Fleur said...

Oh Karla! Your right this dress is wonderful. She is stunning.

Nancy

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

That really is a stunning dress! I love the color, too! But if I were to wear something like that, I'd probably look like a fruit... TART! lol

Jennifer Paganelli said...

when you find the dress let me know...

Alice W. said...

I want that dress too and those shoes...lol!! If only I had somewhere to were it all too...hehe...

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