We all love that dainty, innocent high school look because it represents the novelty of youth of a most refreshing sort. It's the cheeky look of stark contrasts of black-and-white, but we've played around with colour, added some daring pleats and the efflorescent dirty pink ribbon-belt to this classic, which gives it a more fitted and modernistic look.
We call it the The Classic Pinafore Dress: A sleeveless, collarless dungaree pinafore worn over a blouse.
This is an honest way to re-energize and rejuvenate that unassailable spirit of youth without lengthily sessions with your personal trainer. What's more exciting is that you can play around with what you already have in your wardrobe —or order and have this timeless tease of playful pleats delivered to you!
Start with a black long-sleeved blouse or shirt and your burgundy or brownish-red jumper dress over it. Your dress may be as elaborate you want, as with our pleats, as long as the blouse is a single tone —or vise versa.
Put on your dark-brown, vintage (or woolen) stockings and inject some elegance to this outfit. Pick the colour of the blouse or dress to match your favourite platform shoe to finish the look. We've chosen black painted ones .
This is a timeless dress, so use your imagination and dare to be different. Weather you own the original Grey Pinafore, or the new Plum version, you can extend its lifespan by giving this attire a seasonal, festive look with a colourful blouse or a flirty floral.
Long Live The Classic Pinafore Dress! www.burgundyfly.co.za
Writer / Nhlanhla Ndlovu