Each style has not only a fitted waistline (which I really appreciate) but also a full skirt or peplum to give the classic hourglass silhouette.
The honeycomb pattern is everywhere. And the tortoise shell accessories are a distinct nod back to the 1950s.
I also really like the blouse treatment in the photo to the right. I think I have a 1940s pattern that could be adjusted to more closely match this McQueen.
This dress is one of my favorites as I can easily envision a ready-to-wear version. I know I have a pattern for this full-skirted style, although I'm not sure I can re-create the honeycomb pleating around the hips. The plastic tortoise shell corset could be replicated with wide trims in ribbon or accent fabric.
This one is also gorgeous but perhaps a bit too much for grocery shopping in rural Pasturelands.
Take a look here for the entire McQueen collection. And stay tuned to the Homestead for my version! I am envisioning netting and burlap and fly-away dresses...