Orchid Glitterbuck: Guess what I'm hiding under this umbrella of a skirt?The subtle, romantic whimsy that is the babydoll dress is totally lost on me. Every one I now see is immediately dismissed as same as the last and something I have absolutely 0 interest in ever purchasing or wearing... again :P It's not just a little frightening, and somewhat humorous that all three of us were able to produce these from our inventory.
Are some of them made very well? Yes. Do they have that pretty, delicate, flowy, ethereal feel to them? Yes, most of the time. Does every one of your favorite designers in SL offer their own variation of this same, tired, overly done blah look? YES. Does this mean you should buy 1, 2, 642 of them? Oh hell, by all means, NO! Fashion is made, err... "fashionable" by that which is worn. You can lead a gaggle of fashionistas, shoppers, and trend-setters to your organized and deliberate closet, but you can't make them dress! Don't you have eyes? I know mine are bleeding from the influx of cutesy, withering, ultra-femininity that is every ad or fashion blog posting every new babydoll release.
In an attempt to understand the babydoll revolution, I really gave some thought to what might be the motivation for wearing, let alone purchasing, a Babydoll dress or top. In my own case, I think it was about loving the designer's work. Like a fan, maybe, I tried to have all their albums :P Something about loyalty, yadda yadda, that makes us sometimes buy things that aren't the best choice, yet we're totally behind this particular designer and their work. Iunno. Can't even be sure how many I actually have in my inventory although I'm embarrassed to admit it. It was a look I tried, I caved to popular fashion opinion, I said baaaa. It is, however, high time we move on to other fashion trends and interject a bit more variety into our repertoire. Really? You find this attractive? How so? In a MaMa ::sucks on pacifier:: kind of way? A trend that never seems to die but has lived long past it's time. Babydolls. In no way is this *the* look for anyone sl or rl for that matter... no matter what kind of body type or shape you have.
A frumpy, stuff-it-all under style that is only relieved by the rack you're sporting, which, by all accounts seems to be exactly what the "dress" is pointing to. A look that says "hey guys, not only am I the fertile type (evidenced by how I will look pregnant with your prim child), I am also equipped with these mammoth nutrient-giving orbs to promote strength, health, and vitality". We know there are some of you out there still buying them...