Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wardrobe for a Summer Bride - 1960

"On these pages, a very special wardrobe, designed by couturiers from Europe and America, to start making now in the most beautiful of fabrics for summer wedding plans."
We have 'a prerequisite to a wedding trip, a travel suit', 'a champagne evening dress', then 'an ensemble that will work for practically every daytime occasion', and 'a softly draped dress, perfect for little dinners'. But the best is of course, "a toast in lace for a bride who wants the most beautiful wedding gown".

Vogue 208: the bridal dress, a lavish sweep of delicate lace, sashed and partially enveloped in an overskirt of white satin. Petticoat, short dress, included. Sizes 10 to 16.
Vogue 204: the strapless dress with an artfully molded bodice, swirling into a full skirt with graceful mobility for dancing, (can also be floor-length). This, and the brief jacket, designed by John Cavanagh. Sizes 10 to 18.
Vogue 200: the ensemble, an original by Michael of London. The slim dress with easy width through the bodice is topped by a belted, hip-length jacket. Sizes 10 to 18.
Vogue 206: the draped dress., interpreted here in fluid floral crepe. Original design by Rodriguez of Spain. Sizes 10 to 18.
Vogue 207: the going-away suit ... uncluttered lines in an almost classic travel suit, plus its own blouse. Original by Giovanelli of Italy; sizes 10 to 18.