Hysterically Retro Dress
Have your sims ever wanted to look like they've fallen off the box of a jumble sale board game, or Frolic Properly in a dress which totally defies the laws of physics? No? Well then, you've no sense of style whatsoever.
This outfit is based on a drawing by the ridiculously talented HP; it's undergone a certain amount of artistic... redirection since inception, but I think it comes across as appropriately frivolous nonetheless.
It's quite simple, really - a cute panelled dress, loose flouffy cardigan, and... OMGWTFRUFFLES! The ruffles were an absolute bitch to draw, but I think I'm happy with this, the fifth attempt. I hope your beruffled sim ladies will feel appropriately awesome with these tickling their legs.
The dress is available for adults and young adults - I might do a teen version if I can ever get the morphs to co-operate - in everyday and formal. It's also enabled for career, for any of your ununiformed sims; and has a rather nice fat morph, if I do say so myself.
You may see some distortion on extremely fat sims - 100% fat and 100% muscles - I do apologise for this, but it's not too bad.
By default, it comes in three designs - the classic blue, a light summery version, and an exceedingly classy formal design with added glitter.
There are four recolourable channels; the first is the skirt and the neck of the dress, the second is the corsetty bit, the third is the cardigan and the fourth is the belt and ruffles. See the attached pic if you're still unsure.
Remesh, rehash, retexture, recycle, include, turn it upside down and shake it... do what you like, just keep it free, and give me credit with a link, either to this thread or to my profile. I'd also love it if you'd drop me a PM so I can see what you've done - but that's not a requirement.
If you want to edit this, you can find meshes (ms3d) and textures (psd) in my journal.
Delphy and jonha, of course, for CTU; all the folks in #create for criticism, and the authors of numerous tutorials, none of which I can now specifically remember reading but all of which contributed.
Most importantly, though, HP - for the beautiful drawing which inspired this.
Roxie is a sim by HP, wearing earrings by RainNCandy.
Mi-Kwan is a sim by Sisaly, wearing a hair by XM Sims and earrings by Annihilation.
Kaierah is wearing a hair by Cazy (not currently available).
All my models are wearing LadyFrontbum's Busty St Claire skin, and various makeup by LFB, emmzx, dal, and HP.
What a lovely dress. I like the ruffles. Must have been a lot of work to finish.
There are so many skimpy nightclubbing dresses around that it's great to see a pretty and girly dress that can be used as casual wear <3
"There are so many skimpy nightclubbing dresses around"
SO true, not to say that they don't rock, but this is so refreshing. Honestly the ruffles look a little jagged, but everything else, OMGEPICTITS.
I second the whole skimpy nightclub dress comment. It's getting pretty old, and to be quite honest my pleasantly plump Sims don't look so fab in skin tight clothes. Not to mention, not all my Sims are anorexic club whores. Sooo, TYVM for a lovely dress that I promise to put to good use quite often in my game.
This is great Whitey - perfect for retro style games, thank you.
Love this idea! Thank you!
My favorite dress looks a lot like this. I guess that makes me retro. Very cute.
This is so lovely!! Thank you!! ^^
This is very well made! If this was put up at the store I don't think anyone could tell a difference stylistically! (That's a compliment by the way XD)
That could be because a pikied bits of texture from EA stuff *cough*, but thankyou. :D
Fantastic ! Thanks a ton for sharing
It's lovely, thank you so much. Do you think you could do a version without the cardigan? Maybe a cap sleeve or 3/4. That would be beautiful. Thanks again!!
Yay ruffles. I love retro! Thanks for making this:-)
Lovelly and fantastic, THANKS!
I love it. The only problem is that those full skirts required mesh very full petticoats which ran the stockings and scratched the knees. I remember them well. Also, you had to wear a girdle with garters because there were no pantyhose in lose days. Ah...to NOT be young again!
nice upload rider thx... would love to have that cat in ur pic
I love this dress! EA has a huge shortage of nice dresses that people actually wear. In the real world, very few people wear all the stuff from Late Night!
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