Here’s our post about How to dress like Dorothy, and it’s full of twists on the tradition that you expect. I was lucky to come across a dress (which inspired this entire piece – which otherwise wasn’t going to happen because I was so intent on first covering Alice in Wonderland after finally watching the recent Tim Burton movie) named after Dorothy herself. It has the perfect blue gingham pattern, but it doesn’t look dowdy.
For the shoes, I didn’t pick sparkly ones. Gasp! I instead picked a pair that was a little more flexible on theme, and wouldn’t make you look like OH HI, I AM WEARING A COSTUME TODAY. So they have just a bit of a heel, and are red maryjanes. I love them! Dorothy carries around a picnic basket, but how stylish is THAT? For the bag I picked a woven, tan-colored piece. And then there are two necklace options which feature either Toto or a bicycle (remember the beginning of the movie?)
Another suggestion to incorporate is bypassing the movie’s red slippers and going with the book’s silver slippers.