Yes, it's another frock post but this is the frock, the dress, the one I measure every other frock by. The photo isn't very clear but then I've had it since 1963 when I took my pocket money and bought the Womens' Weekly just to look at this in colour.
It won the 'Gown of the Year' in 1963. It was designed by Lorna White of Hartnell. It was made from 6 yards of French guipure re-embroidered beige lace over 14 yards of silk satin. The skirt flowed from an Empire line bodice.
I still lust after it. It is elegant and timeless or as they say now, Vintage and elegant. It started a love affair with lace and fashion that is still going strong. I can't say the same for the magazine page, it's a little chewed around the edges but we've been together through thick and thin, marriage and divorce. I have a book for favourite dresses and go through it every once in a while and throw out the ones that no longer take my fancy but this is always put away carefully.
Beige is a little too beige for my bargebum so my usual deep burgundy would have to be substituted. I wouldn't want to overwhelm it with jewellery so perhaps just garnet and diamond earrings with a matching ring.
And I've got about as much chance of having all that as I have of getting married again but if I do it's going to be in this dress.