I wore this lovely little red velvet dress in high school. (circa 1988 or 1989!) This dress was my Great Aunt Ruth's (she's one of the coolest people I know and she's 78 years old) Ruth wore this dress back in her day. My boyfriend's name was Larry and we went to dinner. I thought I was all that and more. I was all ga-ga for this boy, this dress, this evening out.
Here's the back of the dress...
While home a week ago, she relinquished the velvet wonder back to me. I can still fit it into..........a-hem, all the way up to maybe 2 or 3 inches of the zipper. Not bad for an almost 40 year old with two kids! I was kinda delighted! So although I won't be wearing this dress again, I dream of Lauren wearing it and sharing the story/tradition with her. I am a sucker for a vintage label.
What I thought was funny about the dress was the inside seams.....they are all rough and raw edged material. (I'm sure there is a name for this but I'm not a seamstress!) I love the history of this dress and it just makes me happy to look at it hanging in my closet.