Category Archives: INSPIRATION BEHIND THE DRESSES

CLOSET OF CURIOSITIES: YOUR WONDERLAND WARDROBE

Left to right: Alice from Red Bubble; cabinet from Make Your Mark; Veronica Shirtwaist dress in Birds of a Feather   Divas, I know when we go deep into our closets in search of our favorite pieces, we never really expect

CLOSET OF CURIOSITIES: YOUR WONDERLAND WARDROBE

Left to right: Alice from Red Bubble; cabinet from Make Your Mark; Veronica Shirtwaist dress in Birds of a Feather   Divas, I know when we go deep into our closets in search of our favorite pieces, we never really expect

bitsy belle dress, vintage inspired, trashy diva

BITSY BELLE DRESS

Allow me to introduce you to my new favorite special occasion dress – the Bitsy Belle! If you’re thinking that this dress looks familiar, you’re right. With the split neckline from our original Bitsy Dress and the gathered A-line skirt

bitsy belle dress, vintage inspired, trashy diva

BITSY BELLE DRESS

Allow me to introduce you to my new favorite special occasion dress – the Bitsy Belle! If you’re thinking that this dress looks familiar, you’re right. With the split neckline from our original Bitsy Dress and the gathered A-line skirt

Fontaine Coat, Ribbed Rayon, Vintage Inspired

FONTAINE COAT

 Photo Credit: 1   You’ll feel as classic and timeless wearing the Fontaine Coat as its namesake, Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine. A favorite muse of Alfred Hitchcock, she starred in his films Rebecca and Suspicion, as well as appeared

Fontaine Coat, Ribbed Rayon, Vintage Inspired

FONTAINE COAT

 Photo Credit: 1   You’ll feel as classic and timeless wearing the Fontaine Coat as its namesake, Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine. A favorite muse of Alfred Hitchcock, she starred in his films Rebecca and Suspicion, as well as appeared

candice gwinn grace coat dress vintage fashion

THE GRACE COAT DRESS

The Candice Gwinn Grace Coat Dress is really quite timeless in style. Appropriately named, this modern take on a classic design radiates grace. This dress features all that you could possibly want in a vintage-inspired coat dress. The Grace Coat Dress

candice gwinn grace coat dress vintage fashion

THE GRACE COAT DRESS

The Candice Gwinn Grace Coat Dress is really quite timeless in style. Appropriately named, this modern take on a classic design radiates grace. This dress features all that you could possibly want in a vintage-inspired coat dress. The Grace Coat Dress

HISTORY OF THE RETRO WRAP DRESS

The wrap dress is normally attributed to Diane von Fürstenberg who brought the design to popularity in the 70’s. With her bold use of pattern and the ease of design, the wrap dress became a staple in most women’s closets during

HISTORY OF THE RETRO WRAP DRESS

The wrap dress is normally attributed to Diane von Fürstenberg who brought the design to popularity in the 70’s. With her bold use of pattern and the ease of design, the wrap dress became a staple in most women’s closets during

Bianca Dress, Dresses, Vintage Inspired

BIANCA DRESS

At Trashy Diva, we’re always looking to the icons of the past for inspiration. In 2015, we debuted the Bianca Dress, one of the most 1970s-inspired pieces we’ve ever created. The bodice is a classic shape, much like our beloved

Bianca Dress, Dresses, Vintage Inspired

BIANCA DRESS

At Trashy Diva, we’re always looking to the icons of the past for inspiration. In 2015, we debuted the Bianca Dress, one of the most 1970s-inspired pieces we’ve ever created. The bodice is a classic shape, much like our beloved

1940's Dress, 1940s, Vintage Inspired

1940’S DRESS

The 1940s was a magical time for women’s dress fashion. Gathered detailing was very common during this era and for good reason. Not only did gathers serve a decorative purpose, but they also hid imperfections and defined the waist line. Photo Credit:

1940's Dress, 1940s, Vintage Inspired

1940’S DRESS

The 1940s was a magical time for women’s dress fashion. Gathered detailing was very common during this era and for good reason. Not only did gathers serve a decorative purpose, but they also hid imperfections and defined the waist line. Photo Credit:

Vintage Inspired, Vintage Coats, Coats, Capes, Outerwear, Grace Coat, Fontaine Coat, Garbo Coat

VINTAGE COATS

Photo Credit: 1 / 2   Much like other silhouettes of the era, 1950s coats were beautifully tailored and as much statement pieces as they were utilitarian. Most coats of the day were considered “full coats” and incorporated large buttons and

Vintage Inspired, Vintage Coats, Coats, Capes, Outerwear, Grace Coat, Fontaine Coat, Garbo Coat

VINTAGE COATS

Photo Credit: 1 / 2   Much like other silhouettes of the era, 1950s coats were beautifully tailored and as much statement pieces as they were utilitarian. Most coats of the day were considered “full coats” and incorporated large buttons and

OBI DRESS

It’s no secret that Trashy Diva designer Candice Gwinn has a long-standing love affair with Asian design and artwork. We have featured many collections over the years that highlight the lush tapestry of colors and elements used in traditional Asian

OBI DRESS

It’s no secret that Trashy Diva designer Candice Gwinn has a long-standing love affair with Asian design and artwork. We have featured many collections over the years that highlight the lush tapestry of colors and elements used in traditional Asian

THE LENA PICNIC DRESS

Gingham has quite an interesting history as a number of different countries claim it as a staple. It is believed the word is derived from the Malaysian word genggang, which means ‘striped’. Several countries utilize it for many different reasons,

THE LENA PICNIC DRESS

Gingham has quite an interesting history as a number of different countries claim it as a staple. It is believed the word is derived from the Malaysian word genggang, which means ‘striped’. Several countries utilize it for many different reasons,

THE RUBY DRESS

As the weather cools down, the sun sets earlier in the day and the leaves start to turn, the event season is just beginning, between theater, holiday parties, concerts,and dances, a Diva needs a dress that is perfect for a striking

THE RUBY DRESS

As the weather cools down, the sun sets earlier in the day and the leaves start to turn, the event season is just beginning, between theater, holiday parties, concerts,and dances, a Diva needs a dress that is perfect for a striking

CAGE DRESS

Photo Credit: 1 / 2 Looking for the not-so-typical Audrey Hepburn little black dress? Well Holly Golightly, have we got the dress for you?! The Cage dress in black stretch cotton is the perfect LBD to add to your wardrobe

CAGE DRESS

Photo Credit: 1 / 2 Looking for the not-so-typical Audrey Hepburn little black dress? Well Holly Golightly, have we got the dress for you?! The Cage dress in black stretch cotton is the perfect LBD to add to your wardrobe

FLAPPER ROBE

Photo Credit Dubbed “the Jazz Age,” the 1920s are romanticized as the decade of fun, dancing, and music. The August 1922 issue of Flapper Magazine offered the following description of a flapper: “Short skirts. Rolled socks. Bobbed hair. Powder and

FLAPPER ROBE

Photo Credit Dubbed “the Jazz Age,” the 1920s are romanticized as the decade of fun, dancing, and music. The August 1922 issue of Flapper Magazine offered the following description of a flapper: “Short skirts. Rolled socks. Bobbed hair. Powder and

DOTTIE DRESS

The Dottie Dress is one of our most fabulous new styles! Inspired by Old Hollywood starlets (and a certain bombshell blonde, in particular), the Dottie Dress is both sexy and perfectly covered-up. Read on to learn more about the history

DOTTIE DRESS

The Dottie Dress is one of our most fabulous new styles! Inspired by Old Hollywood starlets (and a certain bombshell blonde, in particular), the Dottie Dress is both sexy and perfectly covered-up. Read on to learn more about the history

L’AMOUR DRESS

Photo Credit 1 / 2 Meet the inspiration behind the lovely L’Amour Dress: New Orleans’ own Dorothy Lamour! Photo Credit 1 / 2 / 3 Born in 1914, Lamour was a singer and actress of French Louisianan, Spanish, and Irish

L’AMOUR DRESS

Photo Credit 1 / 2 Meet the inspiration behind the lovely L’Amour Dress: New Orleans’ own Dorothy Lamour! Photo Credit 1 / 2 / 3 Born in 1914, Lamour was a singer and actress of French Louisianan, Spanish, and Irish

CUTIE DRESS

Ahhh, the Cutie Dress – yet another Trashy Diva favorite that reflects the changing style ideals of the 1950s and 1960s! A mix between the Ballerina Dress and the Bitsy Dress, the Cutie features a plunging V-shaped neckline and a

CUTIE DRESS

Ahhh, the Cutie Dress – yet another Trashy Diva favorite that reflects the changing style ideals of the 1950s and 1960s! A mix between the Ballerina Dress and the Bitsy Dress, the Cutie features a plunging V-shaped neckline and a

BALLERINA DRESS

Women’s fashion in the 1950’s was all about creating an hourglass silhouette with emphasis on the waistline. Common necklines of the era were V-shaped or slightly curved around the breasts (also known as a sweetheart neckline). These universally flattering necklines

BALLERINA DRESS

Women’s fashion in the 1950’s was all about creating an hourglass silhouette with emphasis on the waistline. Common necklines of the era were V-shaped or slightly curved around the breasts (also known as a sweetheart neckline). These universally flattering necklines

KELLY CUTAWAY COAT DRESS

Photo Credit: 1 / 2  Ever wondered what the inspiration behind the Kelly Cut Away Coat was? I’m here to help. As the name would suggest, the always-stunning Grace Kelly is the main inspiration behind our sassy sister to the Courtney

KELLY CUTAWAY COAT DRESS

Photo Credit: 1 / 2  Ever wondered what the inspiration behind the Kelly Cut Away Coat was? I’m here to help. As the name would suggest, the always-stunning Grace Kelly is the main inspiration behind our sassy sister to the Courtney

ASHLEY DRESS

Photo Credit 1 / 2 Here at Trashy Diva, we shop girls like to give our lovely customers some hands-on personal assistance when it comes to finding you the perfect dress. One thing I’ve grown accustomed to hearing is “I

ASHLEY DRESS

Photo Credit 1 / 2 Here at Trashy Diva, we shop girls like to give our lovely customers some hands-on personal assistance when it comes to finding you the perfect dress. One thing I’ve grown accustomed to hearing is “I

HONEY CHILD DRESS

Left: Honey Child Dress in Black Right: Honey Child Dress in Geisha Fans   Sometime in the mid 1950s, the American fashion industry came out with a short-lived but glamorous dress feature: the shelf bust. A shelf bust is a “shelf” that

HONEY CHILD DRESS

Left: Honey Child Dress in Black Right: Honey Child Dress in Geisha Fans   Sometime in the mid 1950s, the American fashion industry came out with a short-lived but glamorous dress feature: the shelf bust. A shelf bust is a “shelf” that