Bonnie // Rebecca // Cat Sen in Housing Estates // Alix
When I was still in kindergarten, I wore pinafore dresses to school all the time. Mostly, because it was the mandatory uniform. I remember it being mega comfortable and cute. Though, of course, my tomboyish mentality erased such memories from my head forever. Lately, pinafore dresses have come back into trend, huh? Which is awesome, because that means I can finally get a hold of it with ease. The ones from Topshop have been quite the rage around the internet world. My favourite is the llama-patterned one - see below! - because it has this maroon colour and awesome patterns. I love me some llama! As I am not a loyal follower of trends, it is quite obvious that I was totally late upon hopping on that bandwagon. And now that I am intrigued, I've been on a frenzy of pinafore hunting lately. The one Rebecca wears above is very adorable - Dear Creatures always has the best items out of my financial range. Although I am also very much hooked into the mori-girl style of pinafore dresses - which are mostly made out of soft and light fabric with a touch of pastel mood and lace.
Since I was late on getting with the flow of the trend, I've only found out about the llama pinafore dress after it was long sold out. Too bad! Just as well, I know I couldn't've been able to afford it anyway, had it been in stock. Modcloth always has the best selection, of course. I don't really understand the difference between a pinafore and a jumper but I do adore this! Traditional pinafores of the early 19th century, per se, really interest me as well - like these ones - though they are harder to obtain and definitely cost a lot more. I actually purchased this one from Asos last week but I think I'm going to return it because I'm not really into it. Instead, I purchased another one from Boohoo.com - which should arrive sometime next week. That's always the question, isn't it, stripes vs. polkadots? I never thought I would pick the latter over the previous. But some things just work better with certain settings. Pinafores intrigue me mostly because it adds a childish touch to an outfit. Being an endless kid at heart - though I'm already in my 20s (orz) - that is a very important aspect. Plus, the childhood memories work up a childish feeling. Here's a picture to prove it - this is just one type of pinafores that I wore back then, I remember there were two more. Sorry to everyone else involved in the photo if you thought I just posted an embarrassing photo of you. Hah! If it helps, you all look mega adorable here.