Hard, fast and fashionable: Bare the shoulders. Puff the sleeves. September 18, 2012 22:46

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Another fashion winner from Ida Lupino. I love bare shoulders. I love puffy sleeves (except on Jerry Seinfeld).

Ida_lupino_shoulderShe looks a bit peeved, doesn't she? I love a passionate woman. Is she in a snit? Is a tantrum just around the corner? 

If you want to emulate this look, Vogue 8356 is a mirror image. Love it. Want it in my size. I do.

The details: Vogue 8356 Dress Bust 32 Complete Copyright 1954 $65

If you can't say no — and I hope you can't — this lovely style can be yours. Just drop by The Blue Gardenia, where the patterns are counted, the jewelry is sparkling, and domestic shipping is free.  (And, yes, we do ship abroad. Absolutely. With enthusiasm. Shipping fees do apply.)