Now we’re getting really serious about special events which may be taking place this month. This party gown is a little too demure for most Proms or whing-ding parties, but perfect for a social dance, someone in a wedding party, a dinner event, anniversary party, a recital or other celebration that is somewhat formal.
It looks almost white in the photo and is actually a very pale pink, with a sheer over-dress and opaque lining. The neckline and sleeves are edged with satin binding. Of course, a crinoline attached. Aside from the subtle embroidery, it is not fussy (no bows, ribbons or decorative buttons). Doesn’t need them! Very elegant.
When I find a dress like this, I always wonder where it was originally worn, by whom and where it was purchased or made.
Another surprise discovery, and they usually are. I know what I’d like to have, but I rarely go hunting with just one thing in mind and, I guess, that’s mostly because I’ve put together such a collection of true vintage that I don’t have to go looking for an outfit when some event comes up. With patience, skill and know-how you can do that, too.
I have the most fun looking for what will turn up! Because, you just never know . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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