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Baby Doll Dresses

I had a white baby doll dress that had pink and blue smocking and floppy cap sleeves. As with all baby doll dresses, mine was incredibly short. I used to wear my hair in bunches with white ribbons and my make-up bright and doll-like.

It's thought that babydolls were popularised by the 1956 film Baby Doll starring Carroll Baker. Nowadays it is associated with negligee, as many are made of chiffon, lace or trimmed with marabou, despite the connatations of being worn by babies/young children. In the early to mid 90s, people like Courtney Love and Riot Grrrl grungsters took on babydoll dresses as part of their look.


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Baby Doll Dresses Last post by remember
01 June 2009

Do You Remember Baby Doll Dresses?

Do You Remember Baby Doll Dresses?

  • Yellow Watson
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    I usually wore a baby doll dress with a pair of bike pants and if my mum wanted to dress it up she'd make me wear some beaded necklaces. I think she was missing the 60's a lot.
  • Anonymous user
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    Baby doll dresses that had empire waists and made you looklike a baby. They were short with white lace trim