Trashy Diva does vintage style like no other. This New Orleans-based shop cluster and fashion line offers authentic looking designs in beautiful retro-print fabrics. The two-piece Pontchartrain Beach Set (named for the lake, I assume) is a playful, summery take on the usual Trashy Diva aesthetic, featuring a cropped top with pretty square neckline and a high-waisted skirt. The fabric is a cool cotton voile, woven with a purple-and-turquoise plaid pattern. Large, white rose buttons close the bodice and decorate the large pockets on the skirt.
Because of its cropped top, this set is a great choice for warm weather outdoor exploits. Cute-casual and cool, this is something I’d wear to Disneyland. Or a picnic. The high waist of the skirt means that you won’t show off more than a few inches of midriff, so anybody with blob anxiety (like me!) shouldn’t worry too much.
I love this set. The look is perfect and the fit is great. The only issue I have with this piece (other than the fact it’s not made in the USA) is that the top isn’t really bra-friendly. Unless your boobs ride really high, your underwire will show under the bottom edge. I solve the problem by going braless, but that isn’t an option for everyone.
I’m wearing the beach set with some vintage porcelain screwback earrings I bought at Lacis and my grandmother’s 1960s Japanese pearls.
For reference, this is the size 14, and my measurements are 42-32-48.”