I don’t like vintage, and if you’re new to the blog, the reason is I think putting a vintage label on a dress is an excuse to charge four times the price that a charity shop would charge. And also as you get older you have to be really careful with ‘vintage’ as you can look as though you’re just wearing a piece of clothing that’s been in your wardrobe for years. For me, vintage is OK if it’s from the 1950s and earlier.
But here I am wearing a 70s dress, and it has been in the back of my wardrobe for years.
Why? Because it’s my wedding dress!!!
Yes, I got married on the 31st August 1974 in Camberwell Green registry office at the ripe old age of age of 28, so I’m …. older now!
And the reason I got the dress out is that there’s a link up at Catherine Summers blog Not Dressed As Lamb for those of us mad enough to have kept our wedding dresses. Mind you, I wonder how many of the link up participants can say they’ve been married for over 40 years!
I see I’ve always had a pointy nose and chin, and I had a problem hiding my bra on the day, like I did with this photo below.
Here’s a great photo of the newly weds and my parents. Just look at my mother’s frock, which was in that fabric crimpelene, which everyone of her age-group wore.
Mr Frugalfashionshopper is a bit embarrased at the size of his tie!
Here’s another photo of the happy couple.
I was obviously wearing heels then, which I can’t nowadays – I’d simply fall over.
Also, although I’m still quite slim these days there are a few lumpy bits some of which you can’t see because I positioned my arms in their bat wing sleeves, just so. And is that my spine curving over a bit – hmm. Must do my yoga more often – annoying how one stops doing the exercises and yoga regularly and you just know you should.
Actually I was really surprised being able to get into the dress, (which I think in today’s sizes would be a UK size 10). Anyway, to thank Mr Frugalfashionshopper for the photos I made us a pot of tea, got out the cake and we had a great giggle over our memories of that day!
Have you kept your wedding dress? Where is it now?
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper