Looking for a short yellow dress with long sleeves
October 19, 2007 12:44 PM   Subscribe

I'm dressing up as the Morton Salt Girl for Halloween. Where can I find her outfit (ie, long sleeves, smocked yellow dress) for an adult?
posted by Maia to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
What size do you need?
posted by kimdog at 12:49 PM on October 19, 2007

It doesn't appear smocked so much as pintucked. This is a fantastic costume idea!

I would buy a longsleeved cotton nightgown, shorten the hem, and dye it yellow.
posted by iconomy at 12:59 PM on October 19, 2007

In my search travels I came across two photos of girls in Morton Salt costumes - neither one has a dress that's even close to the one on the label, but you immediately recognize the brand anyway. You could find something to hem/dye at your local thrift shop, I'll bet.
posted by iconomy at 1:06 PM on October 19, 2007

I had the same idea a few years ago and I just couldn't find a yellow dress that worked.

Any long-sleeved empire-waist or babydoll dress in yellow would get the message across - you're likely to find knit versions. This one in mustard is short-sleeved, but looks perfect otherwise.

Carry the can of salt around with you, but empty it out first :) You can use it as a purse!
posted by Metroid Baby at 1:10 PM on October 19, 2007

Well, dang. The dress I linked to is only in x-small. I haven't found any others that would really work, either.

One other thing - look for long tunic tops in addition to dresses, since they're everywhere these days and some of them read as dresses. Just be sure to get completely opaque leggings or tights (white is true to the logo, but black would work) to put underneath.
posted by Metroid Baby at 1:25 PM on October 19, 2007

Size Small or XS is fine - thanks for the suggestions guys!
posted by Maia at 2:06 PM on October 19, 2007

I always thought she was wearing a raincoat.
posted by elle.jeezy at 6:25 PM on October 19, 2007

You're lucky that short empire-waist dresses in bright colors are in right now! I'd try Forever 21, if you can stomach it.
posted by radioamy at 7:28 PM on October 19, 2007

hmm i found this dress.
looks pretty close! but it's a uk link... not sure whether you'd want to go to all that trouble to get it if you're in the states.
posted by aielen at 8:18 PM on October 19, 2007

H&M has that style dress all the time. You might luck out.
posted by 20something at 5:10 PM on October 20, 2007

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