In Fashion Memoriam: 1960s Pink Floral Maxi Dress by Gail Carriger
I enjoy writing little odes to my long lost closet items, Fashionable Reader.
It is a way of remembering them, and chronicling my relationship with them. But it also reminds me why I got rid of them. Since occasionally I will get into a mode where I think back on on outfit with too much affection, and wonder why was so silly as to get rid of it.
Since I did a major closet purge recently, I'll be blogging a few of these outfits and dresses forthwith.
Today I'm looking with affection on this outrageous
1960s Floral Pink Maxi Dress
I believe this dress started life as a bridesmaid dress. I can't imagine any other reason for this specific design with the train. It's just not quite right to be a prom dress or something along those lines.
I do love this particular style of evening gown from the 1960s, and I managed to find a few images of similar dresses.
Here is Audrey Hepburn wearing one of the style of dress.
|1962 Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Luc Fournol, 1962 (Source- theredlist.com)|
This particular style with the body is a completely different color from the skirt part of the dress is very indicative of the early to mid-1960s. I find it particularly flattering, because the darker top and busy or lighter colored skirt is flattering on those of us who are top-heavy.
So it is with great sadness that I been this pretty goodbye, but we have had fun times together.
Maxi dress with chiffon top with tiny pink bows and train, linen skirt with hand painted flowers. Probably bridesmaid.
Too tight in torso, requires assistance to get into, linen doesn't travel.
Something for Felicity from the Parasol Protectorate Series?
|1886-1887 Evening Dress Charles Fredrick Worth, The Philadelphia Museum of Art|
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