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is this a wedding dress and possible date?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Melonie, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Melonie

    Melonie Registered Guest

    The label says Harzfelds which I guess is a dept store. There is a paper type label in the dress that has no markings left... and the harzfelds label.
     

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  2. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG Acting President Staff Member

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harzfeld's

    It looks like Harzfeld's was a Kansas City, Missouri-based department store chain.

    I believe the dress could be (and might have been) worn for a wedding, but would have been sold as a dress, not a wedding dress especially. At that time, women would have worn such a dress, especially since it is trimmed with the flowers, for another formal event. It would make a great wedding dress though!

    This is an image from 1971—more or less the same era.

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  3. Linn

    Linn Trade Member

    It looks to me like a late 1960s "Prairie Style" dress that could have been worn as a wedding dress. I would not call it a "wedding gown."

    Edit: I posted at the same time, Maggie!
     
  4. Vintagiality

    Vintagiality Trade Member

  5. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

  6. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  7. Melonie

    Melonie Registered Guest

    As usual you guys are awesome! I am having so much fun with my adventures into vintage clothes, your label resource is fabulous!! Thank you!!!
     
  8. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    I love the copy on that Singer ad, Maggie! "your favourite cathedral is a tree somewhere"
     
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