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Prom dresses were pretty and often frilly frocks. We dressed like ladies. We wore gloves, often the long over the elbow kind for formal occasions. We never dressed sexy. In fact, very little actual flesh showed.


Left
Montgomery Ward 1964
Contrast in elegance. Black plush rayon velvet froms a dramtic bodice over a stark white cotton and acetate brocade bell skirt. Satin bow belt. $22.50

Below
By Nadine 1964.
Left - White nylon sheer over colored taffeta, white lace on bodice, bow and panel in back.
Right - Dacron poly sheath with contoured empire waist, shirred full back panel


retro Prom dress


Prom dress
Soft, feminine, elegant. And very ladylike.


Left
Sears 1963
Sheer nylon tricot, acetetate lined. Front shirring. V-shaped in back with two floating panels. $21.50

Right
Montgomery Ward 1964
Glistening dress with sequins and glittered touched scalloped lace (acetate nylon) bodice. Skirt of smooth gleaming acetate satin beneath a bell shaped sheath $24.70
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1960s dress You can never go wrong in white. Click here for Basic Black frocks.


Left
Montgomery Ward's 1964
Iridescent sequins and matching braid pattern the bodice (front and back) of this graveful acetate-rayon crepe dress. Completely lined. Bow self belt. $23.84

Right
Sears 1963
Bolero gown. Acetetate and nylon lace bolero hooks inback, is trimmed with acetate satin. The gown, a whirl of sheer nylon tricot, zips in back and is fully lines.Has own nylon net petticoat. $22.50
Evening gown

fashion in 1960s You might have worn the ensemble at left to the theatre, to dinner, just about anywhere. The versatible brocade dress and coat has such classic styling it could still be worn today. Without the hat.

The frilly frock at right would have made a pretty party dress in the 1960s. Today it is hard to imagine a grown woman would go out looking like that.

Left
Spiegel 1960
Elegant Ensemble takes you through day to dinner too. Lavish Sciffili embroidered, sleeveless sheath, plus a companion coat, fully lined in rayon and acetate taffeta. Both in crisp rayon with the look and feel of linen. $18.80

Right
Spiegel 1960
Sheer nylon ruffles 'n lace beneath a boned petal bodice and filmy nylon net stole. Taffeta cumberbund, rayon taffeta lining, nylon net crinoline. $19.85



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Jackie Kennedy Inaugural  Ball
Oleg Cassini
Ivory double-faced silk satin twill by Abraham. Worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to the Inaugural Gala, National Guard Armory, Washington, D.C., January 19, 1961
Any discussion of gowns must include those worn by Jacqueline Kennedy as she set the style.

She personally guided the design of her Inaugural gown at left. Simple elegant lines set the tone for all the gowns which would follow, including the one at right.

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Jacqueline Kennedy gown
Oleg Cassini
Azure blue silk crepe Giselle by Asher. Worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to a Foreign Ministry reception, Mexico City, June 29, 1962

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