Anyone, who has ever been a bridesmaid, has heard the familiar phrase describing the dress the bride has selected for you to wear, “It’s something you can wear later.” That never worked for me, hopefully it did for you!
In Vintage Weddings, Simple Ideas for Creating a Romantic Vintage Wedding, a delightful book by Daniela Turudich, you can learn where this idea originated. Want to know the vintage color palette or a song list of weddings during each decade of the 1910s-1950s? It is in this small, but lovely book. Included are drawings and photos of wedding attire for brides, grooms, and bridesmaids of each decade. It is a fun read.
Here are two more images of the vintage wedding items I photographed recently. The cake topper was used in an August 1941 wedding. The bride and groom had lost some of their painted hair. Actually, losing one’s hair, natural color or dyed, is not an uncommon event for many humans as they age in real life. 🙂 Someone had obviously treasured it through the last almost 74 years. It was in good condition.
This final image shows a different angle and other details of the 1930’s vintage dress in my previous post.
By the way, the “Something you can wear later” idea stems from the the post war years (WWII) and into the 1950s. The 1950’s bridesmaids dresses were designed for dual purposes. Wear the dress as a bridesmaid and then later use it as a cocktail dress.
Thanks for taking “A Second Look”. Hope you have enjoyed stepping back into the past with these last two posts. Next time, I will be sharing an entirely different type of focus, so stay tuned . . . In the meantime, visit http://www.stephaniehalstead.com if you just can’t wait.