Okay, this one is a little longer and it could probably have gone to the Prom – but – have you ever seen anything that looks more like what to wear on a date with the Easter Bunny? These poufy frocks in sherbet pastel colors were all over the place about 50 years ago and.
Lovely coral-pink taffeta with a huge sash that ties in a bow behind. The skirt under is stiff, but not like netting. A crinoline could be added. What could say Spring more than this one? Well, maybe some of the others coming up . . . . .
Every girl and woman in the ’50s loved party dresses like this. (With apologies to your grandmother who always wore black from Chanel) I have discovered many dresses of this type, with slight variations in the style. Watch old movies from the late ’40s and early ’50s and you will see many similar.
When I hunt for true vintage, I sometimes feel like I’m a designer going into the costume warehouse of a huge theater, looking for just the right clothing for my characters and enjoying all the different costumes that I see. If I want to, I can take hours just being in the fantasy of all the eras and style trends that I can find. If I want to use my time wisely, I can zero in on the best, most wonderful things in a few minutes.
Sleuthing for true vintage is one of the most fun things I do. It’s always an adventure, because you just never know . . . . .. . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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