I gotta have more ruffles…(I mean more cowbell)

I found a beautiful retro bridal gown at an estate sale. All lace and ruffles.


This vintage wedding dress has tons and tons of ruffles. It reminds me a bit of Kaylee’s pink Shindig dress from Firefly with the layers of ruffles on the skirt.


Also reminds me of the Scarlett O’Hara white ruffle ballgown from Gone with the Wind. The Kaylee dress seems almost exactly like Scarlett’s dress except for the color and a minor difference in the sleeves.


The skirt on the wedding dress I found has similar layers of lace ruffles on the skirt.


It is a little different on the bodice and sleeves. This dress has long lace sleeves with cuffs. Has a romantic neckline which is called a Queen Anne neckline. High collar in the back but opens into an almost sweetheart neckline in the front. Common in the 1960s and 70s, as well as the Edwardian or saloon girl of the 1890s. As well of course in the 1700s when Queen Anne of England wore it. Still popular with royalty today. Princess Kate had this style of neckline with lace sleeves.

As I’m not planning on getting married any time soon this dress is up for sale on my etsy shop. Oh, also it is a very small Size 4 so basically my arm fits in the sleeve but that’s about it.   🙂

This dress is from the 1960s and has the ILGWU Union tag inside. No brand or content label though. The back has an understated satin bow and the ruffles on the skirt for a pattern similar to a bustle rather than going straight across. For tons more pics go to my flickr.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mary scott
    Oct 02, 2015 @ 05:07:58

    I wanted to know if your picture of Scarlet with the Union soldiers is for sale?


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