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02-22-2009, 01:51 AM
Sorry to intrude, ladies, but my mother craves your opinion on the following:
She wishes to purchase one for my sister, but wants a more expert opinion on its vintageyness.
The V&A also have a pattern for a Golden Era dress, if anyone is interested:

Laura Chase
02-22-2009, 05:29 AM
Judging from this photo, the fabric doesn't look right in terms of "vintageyness". :)


02-22-2009, 05:44 AM
This is all the website says about what it is made of:

Made from wool jersey with a stretch satin lining and draped panel this LBD is based on a full length Digby Morton evening gown as seen in the V&A's Golden Age of Couture exhibition

02-22-2009, 06:25 AM
Wool jersey was used quite a bit in 50's clothing. I have a couple patterns that have that same draped shoulder treatment and I've seen dresses that have ruching through the torso. I would say that this dress looks pretty 50's to me.

Lareesie Ladavi
02-22-2009, 08:26 AM
I think it's totally cute, I'd wear it...vintage or no vintage. It definately has a vint feel, with the neckline and ruching! That's a great x-mas party dress. It's hard to find a semi-formal with a sleeve.

02-22-2009, 08:35 PM
My Husband would kill me if I bought it, do think they would send it to me to try on and have my photo taken in it??????lol lol lol lol lol lol