ModCloth’s 12 Days of Christmas

French Silk Chocolate Dress

 

Though “ModCloth’s 12 Days of Christmas” festivities are well underway, the actual holiday that inspired the infamous carole runs between Boxing Day and January 6th according to ancient Christian tradition. This time of the season is also known as Christmastide and Yuletide and is still celebrated in different ways in some parts of the world. Here in America it’s mostly been neglected in favor of celebrations on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but in medieval times, the twelve days were still widely celebrated as a festival that culminated in the twelfth night. Besides inspiring some of history’s greatest puppets, The Muppets, this holiday inspired one of history’s greatest writers, William Shakespeare! His popular comedy The Twelfth Night Or What You Will was based on the holiday and plays upon the kind of gender and status role reversals that would have been common during the celebration of the holiday in those times.

 

And what better to wear on a magical night to the theater than our gift from the third day! On the third day of Christmas, my mod love gave to me…three French Silk Chocolate Dresses!

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Olla 12/16/2008 at 7:00 pm #

    I am fawning over this dress. aaaahhhh….

  2. stefanie k. 12/17/2008 at 4:13 pm #

    The theater company I work for did Twelfth Night this season … and Viola’s costumes were just as covet-worthy, but more in a Studio 54/Warhol’s Factory kind of way:

    http://www.calshakes.org/v4/ourplays/photos/twelfth_night_photos/twelfth_night_photos-Pages/Image5.html

    http://www.calshakes.org/v4/ourplays/photos/twelfth_night_photos/twelfth_night_photos-Pages/Image8.html

    Watch to the second scene of this video for her super-sexy mourning dress:
    http://www.calshakes.org/v4/ourplays/twelfth_night_preview.html

  3. Elizabeth 11/28/2009 at 6:45 pm #

    hey my friend wore that dress for a wedding …I was kind of surprised to see it felt like sharing a comment with ya’ll :p

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