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Fashion Illustration Of the Day (A Blue Cocktail Dress Worn With Blue heels)


Happy weekend lovely people! What are your plans for the weekend? I actually plan to get a lot of painting done this weekend, wish me luck. Today I'm sharing one of my most recent fashion illustration. The medium is coloured pencil on paper with a touch of markers. The dress illustrated is a cocktail dress. You know I always wondered where the term cocktail dress came from. I knew it probably has to to do with cocktails and parties but I just had to look this term up. It turns out that cocktail dresses became popular after WW1. Once women began to work the same jobs as men, companies started to encourage socializing between employers by hosting cocktail parties. A cocktail dress became a practical item that can be worn to any kind of meeting in the afternoon. All you needed is to adjust your accessories to suit the occasion. In 1920, it became a popular choice for the elite. 


Cocktails dresses not only survived the economic crises, but benefited from it. Day to evening wear became popular. A simple cut dress that can be dressed up with a few accessories became precious. Now, that I think of it, it is still true. Cocktail dresses are still easy to dress up and down. Their rise to popularity makes perfect sense. It is a small wonder that cocktail dress have remained so popular.  After all, what is more practical that a cocktail dress? Do you own one? Do you wear it often? Do you find cocktail dresses easy to style? Do you think these kind of dresses are perfect for special occasions. I own a few cocktail dresses. In fact, to draw this illustration, I used one of my photographs as a reference. The dress I was wearing on that occasion was black. However, I would love to own a blue cocktail dress hence this fashion illustration. Another reason why I had used my own photograph as a  reference is that I like fashion illustrations that capture movement. These kind of fashion illustrations can be more challenging to draw but also more fun. With a simple illustration, a bit of a challenge is always good. 


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https://tictail.com/ivanaillustration/a-girl-with-dark-hair-wearing-a-blue-dress-fashion-illustration



Fashion Illustration Of the Day (a Blue Cocktail Dress Worn With Blue heels)



Fashion Illustration Of the Day (a Blue Cocktail Dress Worn With Blue heels)


last minute NYE outfit idea
Inspiration behind this illustration: http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.ba/2017/12/instead-of-recap-here-are-4-outfits.html



Fashion Illustration Of the Day (a Blue Cocktail Dress Worn With Blue heels)






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  1. Divan post, ilustracije su ti prekrasne. :)

    Novi post je na mom blogu ---> Antes Que No a ako želiš, možemo se zapratiti i na instagramu ;) @xan_dr_a

    Poljupci!

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  2. Love your illustration! I would wear that blue dress in an instant. But your inspiration outfit is amazing too. So chic!

    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    Christina | https://caliope-couture.com

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  3. Gorgeous illustration, and equally love your outfit <3! :D such a gorgeous dress on you Ivana!

    Serene xo

    http://www.iamserenel.com

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  4. Dear Ivana, you are a true beauty! And I love it that you have been the model for this drawing - and that you painted the cocktail dress in blue instead of black. What was new for me was the history of the cocktail dress, thanks for sharing! Enjoy your weekend :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  5. Odlično ilustruješ, dopada mi se! :)

    http://www.couture-case.com

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  6. You make a good point about how cocktail dresses can now be worn during the daytime to anywhere and everywhere (especially meetings!) through varying the accessories. You look absolutely stunning in that black dress, wow! I adore the detailed lace neckline - gorgeous!! I hope you're having a lovely weekend so far :)

    aglassofice.com x

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  7. these paintings are so great!!! i wished i had these black dress that you wear - so elegant and stylish!!!

    hugs
    Jennifer
    https://jennifer-femininundmodisch.blogspot.de/2018/03/preischeck-so-viel-kosten-meine-looks_17.html

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