Courtney Love & Babydoll Dresses
Before Courtney Love, babydoll dresses were for, well, babies and dolls. Actually, their popularity crested during the late '60s, but the alternative music scene of the late '80s and early '90s latched on to them in an a way that was both ironic and genuine. Playing with and upturning preconceived notions of femininity, alt fans and groups wore the babydoll while moshing, sweating, and screaming their way through concerts — things Courtney Love excelled at. For a moment there, she was queen of the alts and her royal garb was, iconically, the babydoll.