This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Pretty Things.....

I love the old styles, remember glamour? Remember when women dressed like women? I mean really........back when I was young we wore "an outfit" a "suit" along with a hat and gloves, matching bag and shoes. Even in the 1960s we followed fashion. Then I came to the States and it seemed like that was not done here where I landed. When I was in my teens and early 20s I loved the mini skirts and everything that was "In"............For this post I am looking back further than that to some antique dresses that are really wonderful. I hope everyone likes them and please do look at all the work in them. These are collected from around the web, some Facebook pages and Pinterest.

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Imagine the work that went into the lace in that outfit, then look at the beadwork on the next one

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You would need a perfect figure for this one but I had to show it anyway
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Probably for this one too...........but back in the days before hamburgers and fast foods people seemed to care more about those things.

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I just loved this outfit........I can not imagine having to lace into gowns. I do remember having to wear corsets though and stockings.

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So lovely...........I remember my Mum having a "ball gown" it was black velvet and had cut outs around the neck with pink lace inserts. It was awesome.
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These two are really lovely and I think maybe intended as bridesmaids dresses. They could be ball gowns though. I can imagine the rich and famous still going to balls.

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When looking around for things to show I saw so many awesome gowns, it made me wonder at some of the stuff that the film stars of today wear. If I had the money honey, I would certainly not wear some of the things we see on the red carpet. Some women do have the sense of style though and I love to see them dressed up. Can you imagine being able to wear anything you wanted?

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What would you choose?

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Just a few of my choices, mainly neutral colours but if you care to delve again into some fantastic gowns in colours, then maybe next time......I will end with this one
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  1. Wonderful times and wonderful dresses.

  2. I love the lace and the beading. I wonder if I could ever find an excuse to wear such a dress....

  3. My friend, all of these are stunning, but the very first picture took my breath away! Love it!!! Have a great one ;o)

  4. beautiful beading on these dresses. If i was a millionaire I would definitely have such a confection made for me!


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