As a 25-year old Mommy, I find “dressing up” a conundrum. I’m not exactly “matronly” yet: I want to look young but still cover my knees, clearly “off the market” yet attractive. Solution? 50 year old fashions, of course! Welcome to Australian Home Journal March-Sept 1960.
I like elements of both dresses above (and have the patterns). Blue skirt with drape in the white gold fabric, perhaps with a flowing hemp-silk drape detail. Bodice?
The green is to die for. My white gold brocade (marocain, ottoman?) would perfectly suit the short box-pleated skirt. I’m nearly sold on that skirt. I could use the same fabric for the whole dress (sans sleeves) or use a white satin or gold lame for the midriff section and/or bow.
The pink- a departure from the ordinary. Nice. Not for this dress.
Delightful. I’m not into the skirt, but the pleated bodice catches my eye. Paired with the full skirt above? I’d have to make the pattern.