I was looking through some old photos and had forgotten about this beauty. This is my grandmother's choir dress from the 1950's. I think it's even handmade, but I can't remember. Don't you wish choirs still wore dresses like this? I'd be in a choir just to get a dress like this! The cool thing about this dress is all my girl cousins wore it to one or more of their formal dances. There is a lot of history behind this dress.
I wore this dress to my high school prom when I was 16. It's a dark silver shiny fabric with light silver flowers all over. It's a full circle skirt with a zipper on the side. I'm one of the taller cousins so my dear mom gathered lots of hot pink fabric and sewed it onto a poofy slip because the dress was too short. She also made me the hot pink shawl. I was sewing at this time so I'm not sure why I made my mom do it. (She doesn't enjoy sewing like my sister and I.) I cropped my date out to keep his identity safe.
A couple years later, my sister wore it. She kept the pink fabric on the poofy slip and then added a fabric belt. She also had my mom hand sew on some gathered tulle on the neckline.my blue and white dress in this post.
Mom taking our picture.
I hope you enjoyed this vintage eye candy today!