Saturday, February 12, 2011
Cossack's Tunic Coat Dress
The dress that I wore on Friday is one of my favourite, and one of my warmest, Winter dresses. When I pulled it out earlier this week, with the intention of wearing it this week, I was a bit amazed that I hadn't worn it yet this Winter -- particularly since being incredibly warm it can only be worn when it is extremely cold and it has been extremely cold for the better part of this Winter. I think that, because of where it is stowed in my house -- not within easy reach -- I had actually forgotten about it; I was excited to have re-discovered it this week.
The reason that the dress is incredibly warm is because it is actually a coat. From the moment I tried the garment on, I knew that I would prefer to wear it as a dress, rather than as a coat, because the materials used to make the garment aren't "heavy" enough for me to consider the garment a coat. I do think that I tried wearing the garment as a coat once, but, if I recall correctly, without much satisfaction. The garment was made by a local (to my home city) label -- Momiji. One of the things that I like about the label is that it uses vintage material to create some of its garments, like the dress that I wore on Friday. I have another garment by Momiji, a jacket (click here to see it). I am not sure, though, that that garment was made of vintage textiles.
I am wearing a vintage Momiji coat as a dress with a vintage silver pin, a vintage Zara boiled wool shawl collar jacket, old Roots un-sweatpants, vintage CK wool over-the-knee socks and riding boots by JCrew.