The Gallery – Vintage

According to Wikipedia, clothing from the 1920s to the 1980s is considered vintage.

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It’s hideous, isn’t it?  NO!  It’s not mine – it’s my mum’s dress!

She bought it in 1985 or 86 (she can’t remember) and wore it two (or three) times.  I told her she must have been an Alexis Colby wannabe in those days!  She paid an extortionate amount of money for it – I nearly fainted when she told me how much.  With that money, I could buy…  I don’t know – a lot!  How it came to be in my possession is another story altogether!

The dress is so heavy on the beaded, sequined shoulder I couldn’t get it to sit on the hanger properly!

And here we have the back

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Shoulder Detail

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Sleeve Detail

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UGH *shudder* I think I’m going to have nightmares!

 

12 thoughts on “The Gallery – Vintage

  1. I tried on the dress a couple of years ago – JUST FOR FUN. Mum was obviously much skinnier than me! Amru – am ignoring you.

  2. You should have mentioned that when you tried it on you tried to convince N it was what you had bought for your 30th birthday party.

  3. Hidious my word!! Strangely enough the worst things always seem to have acome back. Hold on to it and you may get your mums money back!!

  4. 25 years ago, your mom would have certainly turned heads in that outfit!. wonder what shoes go with them?

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