My OOTD Now – The Carwash Pleat Dress

My OOTD Now - The Carwash Pleat Dress. Fashion post by vivalaViv. Location shoot in front of Prague Astronomical Clock by photographer Kent Johnson.

Continuing my journey with this Carwash Pleat Dress I bought in the mid ’90s…

After moving back to Sydney from Taipei in late 1999… Another decade had gone by, my ’90s frock was quietly hanging in my Sydney wardrobe waiting to see sunlight, to shine again. It was not forgotten. It was the gold buttons that were stopping me from wearing it. I thought they seemed dated. After successfully finding a set of clear grey buttons with delicate marbling detail inside; I decided that it was time to give this dress a second life, to make it a truly timeless evergreen dress.

Isn’t that what they say? ‘Fashion always makes a comeback’… well if we are patient enough. Through the years of 2014, 2015 and 2017 I witnessed the grand return of the carwash pleats style, seeing it return as both dresses and skirts. Nowadays, everything is instant, rapid and short-lived, I am so very proud of myself that I have given this beautiful evergreen dress a long lifespan. Call me sentimental? Well I am. I wore my on-trend-again outfit and made those beautiful cobblestone streets of Prague my runway!

Location shoot in front of Prague Astronomical Clock by Kent Johnson.

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