Wednesday, May 5, 2010
The time capsule that is Mom's closet - pt. 3 - 1950s
Here's the third in a series of posts about my clothing I found at my Mom's house.
This beautiful 1950's dress is made of the heaviest satin I have ever seen and is lined in a stiff pelon. This is probably the frock that really made me realize what 1950's clothing can do for a girl's figure. I felt like a queen in this dress.
This dress was a Valentine's Day present from my boyfriend in 1993. (I wonder if he has a google alert set up for his name? Let's try it, Jim Ekberg.) I'm not sure how I had the balls to ask that a dress be purchased for me, especially one that cost the princely sum of $30. Maybe I had been watching too many old movies where sending a dress over to your date was the norm or something. We both worked at the same place for a meager $4.35/hour. I hope I was at least a vaguely good girlfriend to get such a generous present.
Now that I'm really thinking about it I DID spend February 14th, 1993 seeing Screeching Weasel play at McGregors. So I guess I couldn't have been too awful.
I only vaguely remember wearing this dress once to the theater with my mom. With a boyfriend who took his girlfriend to a punk show on VD, I guess that isn't that surprising.
Looking at this dress today I'm amazed at the quality and absolutely shocked and disappointed that it doesn't have a label.
I'm having a ball writing about these old dresses, I think I might need to go take pictures with an actual camera.