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Re: Bridesmaids of Yesteryear

@Witchy Woman : In Tucson also. Dyed to match was the thing for weddings, proms anything special where one wNted to have shoes to match. But, you, were those shoes stiff. Could cause a lot of blisters

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@roxxy1  Thanks for reminding me - lol!  I was a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding in the '70's.  There were 8 of us and 2 each wore blue, pink, yellow and purple polka dot gowns with hats with matching ribbons.  I was in purple.  With all 8 of us together I didn't think they looked bad but on their own they were a HOT MESS.  Did I mention the white dots were the size of silver dollars!  After the wedding the gown found a home in my parents attic. Oh how could I have forgotten to mention those died to match shoes!

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I meant to type died not dyed because my feet died that day in those shoes!

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EGAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Having graduated HS in 1971, lots of girls from my class actually wore many of these insane fluffy ruffle-y gowns shortly after they graduated. And their bridesmaids dressed equally ridiculous but these were the styles then.

 

The only grouping I sort of liked were the black/white funeral wedding!!!!

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Love it!!!! 

Thanks for the post!!!!  LOL

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Nice to look at but fashion wise they are terrible!

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The brides look as bad as the bridesmaids.  Just horrible.

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Re: Bridesmaids of Yesteryear


@Witchy Woman wrote:

@DottyPS 

 

In the St. Louis area, the go-to shoe store for "dyed to match" pumps was Bakers Shoes.

 

They were stiff and uncomfortable, but the colors were perfect!


 

I also live in St. Louis.  And yes, at the time Baker's Shoes was THE place to get those white satin pumps dyed to match those bridemaid's dresses.

 

I had a pair of periwinkle blue shoes from a wedding that I dyed black shortly after.  Ah, those were the days gone by.

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They're all pretty bad, but Icing on the Cake is nothing but strange! I see late 60s and the 70s written all over those concoctions! LOL! Isn't it amazing that we thought some of those styles were just great!

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OMG .. was that fun to look at ..... and yes .. Baker's was the

place for the dyed shoes ....

 

And whenever you were asked to be in a wedding there was that

moment of panic ..... when you thought to yourself .. " What will

the dresses be like ......

 

thanks .. that was great ....