Fashion in Literature: Recreating 10 of Fiction's Greatest Looks

09/04/2013 11:41 AM |


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Weetzie Bat; Weetzie Bat, Francesca Lia Block
“Sometimes she wore Levi’s with white-suede fringe sewn down the legs and a feathered Indian headdress, sometimes old fifties’ taffeta dresses covered with poetry written in glitter, or dresses made of kids’ sheets printed with pink piglets or Disney characters.”

Well, I would never, EVER suggest that you wear an Indian headdress, for obvious reasons. However, there is something lovely and anarchic about dressing like Weetzie Bat as an adult. It’s the same kind of pleasure you’d get from trying to emulate Rayanne Graff. It’s the same kind of pleasure that, like, Betsy Johnson gets every single day. So in the spirit of youth and glitter, dress like Weetzie, just without the cultural appropriation. Although if you must, get a dreamcatcher. Just stay clear of headdresses.

Dress; assorted vintage party dresses,
Dreamcatcher; Northern Night Dreamcatcher by Rachel Weisberg, $44