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Neo-Victorian Lace dress worn by Dana re-discovered!

As a fan of flickr, the yahoo photographic group, I get a lot of costuming ideas.  Recently I ran across an image of a woman in a lovely lace dress.  I saved it off to the side.  I suspect that this was a posting on a fashion or a vintage site, and I’m sorry I can’t remember the source, or I would give credit.

This woman is wearing the same dress as Dana, the legendary model:

This young woman is wearing the exact same cotton dress as Dana, the legendary Archives BBS Bondage Model from the December 1981 and January 1982 shootings wore.
This young woman is wearing the exact same cotton dress as Dana, the legendary Archives BBS Bondage Model from the December 1981 and January 1982 shootings wore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparison is easy, and very obvious. Here is Dana. The fact that she is handcuffed only displays the tell-tale detail of the dress with greater clarity:

Example: Neo-Victorian Lace Cotton Dress - woman in handcuffs 1
Example: Neo-Victorian Lace Cotton Dress – woman in handcuffs 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The comparison is really obvious, but let’s run through some of the details:
1. The dress is cotton lace, not Dacron or Polyester. Most prisoners are required to wear an artificial fabric, but in the case of a grand young lady, that requirement is sometimes waived.

Example:  Neo-Victorian Lace Cotton Dress - woman in handcuffs 2
2. A characteristic of Neo-Victorian clothing are the chevron patterns, that is, downward shaped “V’s”. Notice that there are 3 over her breasts, and one right at her puss.

3. The high stand-up collar is topped with lace, and buttoned in back. The implications of servitude and slavery are explicit.

4. A thin cord is taken around the waist and tied at the bell-button.

She's locked up in black handcuffs for the entire afternoon
She’s locked up in black handcuffs for the entire afternoon

5. The sleeves are puffy and this led to the development of cap-puff sleeves that are so popular with young sales-girls of the present day.

6. There is a generous “yoke” over her shoulders, a clear reference when slaves were yoked either for punishment of for carrying packs of goods or water.

7. The 3/4 sleeves leave the wrists uncovered to be bound with thin tight cord and, if the owner feels appropriate, the elbows can also be tied tightly together with cord so the owned female can endure the restrictions longer.

Dana in shoulder strap bondage
Dana in shoulder strap bondage

8. The dress is “back-buttoned”, or buttoned up the back, a typical prison or institution motif reminiscent of a straitjacket.

It’s gratifying to see that someone felt that this dress was special enough to keep for the some 35 years since it was first photographed.

If this dress did indeed appear on a vintage site like www.etsy.com or some like, I would have snapped it up immediately!

The beauty and mystery of a woman can be so enhanced by fabulous, timeless clothing.  On this page we see a prime example in this stunning lace dress!

Your on-topic comments are welcome!

Cougars – girlfriend loses a bondage bet!

©Felix Dartmouth, 1998
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Cougars

by Felix Dartmouth

Fall 1985 © Felix Dartmouth

Cynthia flushed. Her heart leapt, and she found herself short of breath.

She had just finished getting ready for church. This was the first time that she had gone to church with Jeff, and she had been a little surprised when he had asked her. They had not been going steady very long, but there Jeff stood at her door, dangling a pair of shiny nickel handcuffs from his finger teasingly.

She's locked up in black handcuffs for the entire afternoon
She’s locked up in black handcuffs for the entire afternoon

“Jeff, I know that I lost the bet, but now?” she pleaded.

Jeff walked into her apartment. He took her by both shoulders, and gave  her a light kiss on the lips.

“Now, you knew the stakes when you made the bet. The Cougars lost, and the bet was that the loser spends the day as a prisoner, and today is your day. My, you sure look nice!” Jeff stood back to admire his girlfriend.

“Thank you,” she stammered, but she was unable to take her eyes off the handcuffs.

She did look nice. Her long brown hair was carefully curled, and her makeup nicely set off her light blue eyes. She had chosen to wear a light orange chiffon blouse with sheer sleeves, and a slim black leather skirt that came to mid calf length with a slit up past her knees. Her hose was seamed, and carefully centered along the back of her shapely calves, and she wore patent high heeled pumps. An extra sexy touch was the velvet black ribbon that she had tied about her slender throat. Continue reading Cougars – girlfriend loses a bondage bet!