Friday, May 30, 2014

1950s Tulle Dresses

There is something really special about 1950s party dresses. They are fluffy and full and light and just so pretty. So when this event popped up, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out tulle for myself!

Turns out synthetic tulle is super easy to work with, and I did a lot of draping and playing around with different styles to match the originals I've seen. The features I landed on were a sweetheart neckline with ruching down the front of the bodice, a multi-colored skirt, a satin waistband, gathered tulle trim on the neckline, and a wrap made out of some of the extra tulle. Here are some of my favorites:

a prom shot from the 50s--check out those tulle overskirts and the wrap the girl at the far right is wearing
sweetheart bodice with gathering down the center front
gathered trim on the bust, satin waistband
single row trim

And as a bonus, my ponytail (instead of an up-do) was inspired by this picture from Life Magazine:

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