Tuesday, January 12, 2010


According to Wikipedia, Iridescence (also known as goniochromism) is generally known as the property of certain surfaces which appear to change colour as the angle of view changes. Iridescence may be seen commonly in soap bubbles, butterfly wings and sea shells.

Musn't forget party dresses! I just listed this red/black iridescent taffeta dress on eBay (here) and marveled at how happy this fabric always makes me. Every time I see it I have to move the fabric to watch the color change.

I decided to start trying to collect some images of iridescent clothing I've sold and am selling. I'm working on a new Flickr set:

If you need further inspiration, how about these iridescent lovelies from Etsy vintage sellers:

(deleted due to all being sold!)

The weather's changeable, so why not your dress?


Anonymous said...

So very pretty!! Great Etsy picks, too :-)

denisebrain said...

Thank you! I Love those Etsy items. It's about the time of year that I could use a little iridescence.

Metro Retro Vintage said...

Such a great article (and fun blog) as always. Thank you for including a dress from my shop. :)

denisebrain said...

I WANT that dress!!

lauren said...

what a cool thing to feature, so pretty! thank you for including my blue dress!


denisebrain said...

Your dress is another To Live For!

That bubble peplum is absolutely breathtaking!

Unknown said...

Thanks for including one of my dresses with all these beauties! :)

denisebrain said...

And yours must be the orchid? All I can say is WOW!