A hallmark of early Sixties fashion was lace or embroidered organza overlay, which we see again and again every decade or two! These very pretty frocks were meant for semi-formal occasions – dinners, parties, dances and ceremonies. A professional cleaning will refresh the full-length ones in time for a wedding! The bride would look gorgeous in the white and the blue is perfect for any of a wedding party or mother-of-the-bride.
They’re so feminine and flattering, in a variety of styles. And, of course, beautifully-made. I especially like the knee-length one – a little bit Mod, but also traditional. The lace over-dress is partially open in the back, revealing the fitted sheath beneath. Long sleeves add a little warmth for early Spring and make the design more demure BUT . . . . . . .
very sexy in an elegant and sophisticated way. They knew how to do that back in the day. A lost art? I hope not . . . . . . . . . . . ..
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EARLY SIXTIES SPRING SEMI-FORMAL DRESSES IN PASTELS WITH LACE OR EMBROIDERED OVERLAY – Magicvintagespy
The knee length one looks a lot like my wedding dress, only shorter. 🙂
Beautiful – lucky you! What an elegant bride you were.
TRUE VINTAGE EARLY SIXTIES FORMAL & SEMI-FORMAL DRESSES IN PASTELS WITH LACE OR EMBROIDERED OVERLAY – Magicvintagespy