Style Imitating Art Roundup for Sonia Delaunay’s “Simultaneous Dresses”

Hello and welcome to a Style Imitating Art roundup featuring all of you who submitted ideas for this round’s art inspiration.

What Is Style Imitating Art?

Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of us selects an inspiration image and we each post the image on our blogs. The following Monday we share our art-inspired outfits. The following Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.

This Week’s Presenter

That would be me.

This Week’s Inspirational ImageSimultaneous Dresses by Sonia Delaunay
Your Interpretations

They are listed in order received.

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style

It’s very uncanny now perfect this is!

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

Shebee says. “the dress that is central in the painting immediately reminded me of the colors and patterns in this old favorite kimono of mine. I decided to layer it over a short dress in the color palette of the dress on the left. I didn’t have anything in that triangle pattern, but stripes seemed a suitable alternative to a geometric print. I added black and silver accessories as tribute to the dress on the right. The buildings in the background made me think of this black and white checkered wall in my town. I took a few photos in front of actual buildings, but this painted garage front was way better! ” I love this background! As usual, Shelbee has interpreted this painting beautifully.

Reni of Reni’s Odds and Sods

Reni says, “When I studied the art work I thought one outfit wouldn’t do. It had to be three. I tried to respond to the colours of Sonia’s dresses, to the tiles and to the colour of the background.”.

This is a graphic work of art and I love it. Truthfully, I had the same idea in the beginning and I even had the dresses picked out but I got very lazy and decided it was just to much work. Fantastic job, Reni.

Kezzie of Kezzie AG

And another triptych! Again, a perfect interpretation for all three women in the painting. Kezzie says, “I decided to go for it with 3 outfits, based on the colours of the three outfits- fairly literal!”. So good….so good.

Can I please do mine over? I want to do a triptych now.

Michelle of My Bijou Life

Michelle C picked an amazing dress with rectangular divisions in the overall pattern in which the pattern changes colors as it crosses over the boundaries . Michelle is a color master and quilter. It shows in this dress. And I think I’ve told her this before; I love that bag!

Suzy of The Grey Brunette

Susy went bold with this gorgeous peacock blue shift with a gold triangle motif.. I’ll take gold any day with anything. The red shirt tied at the bottom is just perfect. It seems she and I were thinking along the same lines on that one.

I am so happy that it is making a come back because I never stopped wearing it.

Michelle of michelle_dvm99

Michelle’s brightly hued #memade top with it’s women motif fits the subject matter of the painting perfectly.

My Co-Hosts
Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey

Salazar went with something she already had and the colorful plaid works perfectly with the painting. She says, “We’re back to working from home, but luckily I found amongst my backlogged outfits one that has the same colorful and graphic vibe of the painting, so I thought it would work.”

Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks

Daenel picked a colorful tunic (with that great blue) that also included gerometrical shapes; a perfect answer for the painting.

And then, there is me with my skirt that I made back in 1985.

That rounds out this round up!

A big thank you to all of you who sent in inspirations. They were all so inspirational! See you all next week when it will be Salazar’s turn to challenge us.

Take care and here’s to be creative.

17 thoughts on “Style Imitating Art Roundup for Sonia Delaunay’s “Simultaneous Dresses”

    1. It was perfect. I am starting to look at SIA as an experimental playground-trying ideas that you would not have normally. I especially liked the way you separated your looks with the angles lines. And I really like that first dress!

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    1. Aren’t they! I think this is one of the most fun activities on the blog and IG scene. Anyone can join in the fun. It gives me a chance to pull out some of my older pieces that I never get to wear. We would love to have you-the more the merrier!


  1. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh, these are SOOOO brilliant! I absolutely adore Jodie’s trio – they are perfect and I adore everyone else’s very clever sartorial choices- I love the variety and the unanimous features as well! This was such a great artwork starting point!

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    1. These interpretations were excellent-but yours, heavens-what’s the chance that a photo you all took back in the old Colorado would be so perfect (even the dresses match)-that’s serendipity!


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