Yellow Dress

How about this store window scene? I like the bright yellow dress, an outfit putting its best foot forward, and then it can’t get out the door – no one has taken the trash away yet.

And in the second photo, I loved the reflections. A nice bit of yellow in this picture all right.

17 thoughts on “Yellow Dress

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I really like the photo with the reflections in it. The reflections add to the yellow glow of the image. Yellow is such a cheering colour but I absolutely cannot wear it as it makes me look sallow.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I love yellow. I am not sure how I look in it, I have never thought of it, but I like having it around because it is…warm! happy! enveloping and enfolding!

  2. Nancy Bell Scott

    I love the yellow too, plus the composition as a whole. The trash is an excellent counterpoint to what the whole window display is about. Very pleasing — I know I’ll look at this more than once today.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. At first I didn’t notice the trash bags – I was focused on the window and taking the reflections photos. Then I looked at the whole thing. Sometimes the juxtapositions of life are something you just shake your head at, that they happen the way they do, and inadvertantly bring so many ideas to the surface in your mind.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Yes, I feel there should be a short story called The Yellow Dress and the plot involves happiness of some sort associated with the dress. That is kind of what this window made me feel.

      1. Nancy Bell Scott

        Yellow does tend to be a happy color, and I like to see it, even if few of us look good wearing it (me included!). There was a short story titled “The Yellow Wallpaper,” by Charlotte Gilman(?), that appeared in anthologies. Very interesting but disturbing human story. I think I remember it because it woke me up in a way to the many different associations that people experience with color over time.
        p.s. True to prediction, I’ve looked at and enjoyed today’s photos at least 4 times, Claudia!

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          Thank you. And I know the story you mean. Yellow is not always happy. Which reminds me that every color has connotations, but, they are not always fixed. I like thinking about that, somehow.

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          This one is in an upscale area and the owner clearly has an eye for fashion that is not the usual thing, plus other quirky items. I enjoy looking in these windows.

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