This post first appeared on Regretsy on August 18, 2010
Just cause it’s an empire bustline doesn;t make it regency.
It’s an ugly sack, and adding rainbows just makes it garish too.
Call me a purist, but I’ll stick to my Charlotte Bronte bellbottom jeans.
Really? Personally I prefer my Dickens platform heels.
Elizabeth Hamilton Highwaters all the way.
my George Eliot Hotpants get me all the boys.
You fiction dorks. I’m rocking my James Boswell cargo shorts right now.
Don’t forget the Wilde/Nehru jacket.
Will my classic A. A. Milne Tigger costume get me a spot in this sandbox, or am I pushing the envelope too much, again?
I sport a Hemmingway camp shirt – it comes with a flask pocket and the alcohol-induced vomit wicks right away.
If I start a line called Joyce-y Couture (with excerpts from Finnegan’s Wake across the tush, of course) will you all disown me?
It takes more than that to get disowned at Regretsy. Just ask Ark67.
Disown? Hell, I’d buy from you.
I dunno, that definitely looks like a period dye job to me. Very authentic.
Down-thumb if you will, but I like the dress AS A BEACH COVER-UP. However the Jane Austen comment is like typing “Hi, I’m a craftard.”
I would totally wear that as a beach cover up or night gown.
“An artist cannot do anything slovenly. Especially on Etsy”
Shouldn’t the price be $42.00?
Funny but obscure. Just like I like my women…
I think I love you both.
I’ll turn a blind eye to that tie dye!
Pride and Prejudice and Hippies!
Personally, I prefer zombie apocalypse to that disaster.
Mr. Darcy was a big fan of tie-dye, so Elizabeth just couldn’t help but buy it and then write a long a flowing formal letter to hint at how she bought it and hopes that he likes it on her.
Duuudddeeee… Darcy’s not here, man.
I can only imagine what that tour of the house and grounds must have been like.
This actually made me LOL. Good show.
“Y’know Cathy’s not really a ghost mannnn.” *takes a hit from the pipe* “Hey everyone, Heathcliff took the brown acid! He’s wearing a kale cravat!”
I think that Lizzie just bought it to piss off Lady Catherine.
“She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me.”
I’d be more than willing to bear the model’s children.
As long as they weigh less than 25 lbs.
I’m grieved…grieved and shocked.
Aren’t hippies against pride and prejudice?
also against wax apparently.
I question the legitimacy of “hippie”. Her armpits are too clean.
I was just going to say I doubt she’s a hippie; not only are her pits shaved, her hair is curled.
Both solid observations, but her bare feet give her away!
BUT – her feet look clean. I need a smell test to definitively decide… on second thought, no. I’ll just remain on the fence.
She has changed the size of the smell.
Toe nail polish = Not a hippie
Alright, fine. I, Suzy Elizabeth, hereby admit to liking this dress. There. I said it. *phew* That was really hard, you guys.
There’s nothing wrong with liking the dress. The humor here is the “jane austen” keywords, not the product.
Most of it, anyway.
No, this dress is hideous.
But it’s OK, I often like things that are objectively hideous too.
It’s how I explain my ex.
This is the kind of dress I would buy to keep as a slip on clean-the-house dress, or a taking-the-dogs-out-at-midnight dress.
It’s a quick on and off item, but I wouldn’t wear it all the time…
So are you the one who’s been laughing at my teal batik dress with the four foot long ties?
@RaddedyMe I think that I own the same one but I call it turquoise. Perfect for those need to get the mail or take out garbage but too lazy-assed to get dressed times. Also good beach wear. Looks very right on a beach.
Oh, Raggedy. I’m not allowed to laugh at it.
For a full year I willingly wore a rainbow crochet crop-top with white jeans.
Thank you Anninyn! Now I have a great way to explain my ex. I’ve never been able to come up with a response to the “You married him?!?!” comments.
Hey! Me too! How I explain all my exes really….
I, Princess Buzzkill Crying Glitter Eagle, HAS this dress. And matching pants (that I’m wearing right now).
Actually, my tie-dye hippie housedresses (yes, I have 3) are done better than this one.
Uses for tie-dye:
1. help me achieve my terrifying clown outfit for Halloween
2. keeping vampires LARPers the fuck away from me, because they think it’s the sun.
unfortunately, my tie-dye connection got married and his wife forced him to get rid of his dyes and make scented candles instead. So once I wear these to rags, that’s it for me.
that would be “I Have this dress”… not enough caffiene.
And here I thought you were sneaking some LOLspeak past the grammar police…
Can I have your vampire LARPers?
Your connection is a wuss. Why did he let his wife force him to make candles and no tie-dye at all?
I, LJ, admit to owning this dress – from this seller. It looks much better in person. The tagging is unfortunate, but her workmanship is impeccable.
I also like it. But I live in a ‘beachy’ area and could get away with that anywhere. Actually, that dress is better than what most of the people wear around here. It at least covers something.
Beach in the area makes a big difference what one can wear. Suits (work, not bathing) which I like, look silly in resort areas. Dressing like a rum punch or tequila sunrise is is perfect.
Yes, hitting the tiki bar at noon in a work suit would attract more stares than this dress ever would. When I go to some place like NYC or Chicago, it’s always a shock to me to realize just how bright and light all my clothes really are. I stand out like a rodeo clown.
In NY the new black is…black. I’m heading up that way next week so, being August, I can toss in some color accents, but absolutely no tie dye. You’d probably fair OK in Mississippi though. I was there for a few years and was always getting asked who’d died.
I’d buy it. I’d also do Sinful Things with the model.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman in possession of a busy life, must be in want of a loose dress that she can wear without undergarments.
I was hoping someone would go to the opening line of P&P. Good one!
I like it too, but the colors are a bit too Skittles for me.
The Empire strikes back – and loses.
It’s a bit loud, but you can probably adjust the smell.
I like the top and I like the bottom, but the rainbow in the middle kind of kills it for me. And the Jane Austen reference.
If it’s Regency, where’s the flounce?
(and I know Regency, my mother was Elizabeth Mansfield.)
I, Glitzy Faery, admit to liking historical romance and owning more than one E. Mansfield. There. I don’t care, we all need our guilty pleasures to sip our margaritas to.
Patricia Veryan and Georgette Heyer FTW.
Nowt wrong with that.
I like historical murder mysteries, the cheesier and least likely the better.
Cool! Princess, you get more interesting all the time!
If we forward this thread to the seller, maybe we’ll get a flounce thrown in…
Don’t dress your flounce cat in this muumuu, just ’cause she’s off on a cruise.
They need to make that.
That is an amazing username… it just screams ‘interesting back-story.’
That was delightful! I’m too much of a pussy to watch the real Fight Club so this was exactly my speed.
I found this awhile ago, and I love it! I would definitely pay to see this movie!
I am picturing Prinny getting his tailor to craft a cape of tie dye to wear to the next dinner at The Pavilion. Of course, Beau Brummell cuts him down to size with a witty remark while secretly wearing tie dyed underwear.
… the joy I would get out of introducing Beau Brummell to tie-dye would be never ending.
The model has a “je ne sais quot” that is not matched by her frock. In fact this think frocks her over.
When I get to funny, I derp myself. Second sentence should read:
In fact, I think this frocks her over.
Okay, it wasn’t that funny. Now you know why I bandage butts for a living.
I think you frocked up that joke!
Am I doing better or worse because I skated right over it and couldn’t figure out why you were correcting it for a second?
I hate it when I post something that I’ve accidentally frocked up. The corrected version always lacks the punch of what was intended. But we knew whatcha meant. ; )
I want to know what her quot has to do with anything.
Nice catch. No more posting before adderall for me!
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman in possession of forty dollars (plus shipping costs) must be in want of a rainbow-colored tie dye dress. Forget the husband, this is 2011 after all.
Why is Karl Rove wearing a tie-dye and a wig?
Nah, if it were Karl Rove, the dye would be made of puppy blood and children’s tears, and the thing would cost $19,000 per sleeve.
Can’t be Karl Rove. She’s attractive to me. Karl Rove is attractive to NO ONE.
I’m puzzled. Is that model really hot? I am straight, but should my lady parts have a change of mind, I could think of more enticing women.
She doesn’t appeal to me, but people have different tastes. In other pics she’s got a kind of earthy, natural attractiveness to her.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife, dig?
“.. in possession of a good fortune.”
Intercourse! That leaves me out.
Muumuus and Insensibility?
Great, now I have “China Cat Sunflower” stuck in my head…
All it needs is an octopus and some watch parts on the bodice, and it’s totally Steampunk Jane Austen.
And I have to say that the model’s John Waters moustache really sets this off.
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They forgot the tags: mass produced, available in 200 sizes and discounts for volume orders. If this isn’t imported crap, I don’t know what is.
at least it is glitter free right!!
WE NEED A WHO WORE IT BETTER FOR THIS!!
I don’t know how to do who wore it better properly, but here are two pictures for comparison.
Oh, the guy is “Stone Cold Steve Austin” in case you don’t place the face. (neither did I – just Googled the name).
Oh man, I was just looking at this shop this morning (it was in my suggested shops)! I might have favourited this very dress. ‘Regency’ and ‘tie dye’ have no place in a sentence together, but I like the shop a lot and want several pieces from her.
if this dress was either entirely done in the top tie-dye pattern or the bottom one it would be cute…don’t like the rainbow though
Watch out Pride and Prejudice. You’re about to get an awesome new cover hot glued on.
“Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim. So, Fuck it, wear the Stoner Muu-Muu.” -Catherine Morland from “Northanger Abbey”, Pre-Edit.
I am excessively diverted.
I read this quickly and thought the title said “Pregnancy hippie dress.”
And I thought to myself, “Well, a design like that is sure to get people talking about something other than your baby bump.”
I’m not even gonna lie. I’d wear the damn thing. Suddenly questioning my own taste level…
Tie-Dyed and Prejudice. Classic.
I can’t believe I came back and looked at this again……. I’m so grossed out right now.
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