Monday, January 31, 2011

Dior... now, then and forever

When you're looking for a wedding dress, you want to pick something that you know will be beautiful and fashionable in 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years time. You don't want to look at the pictures and think "why the puffy sleeves". But the answer to the the puffy sleeve question is, it was really fashionable at the time. It was something that everyone would have told you was amazing. And it would have been at the time.
But with the puffy sleeve phenomenon of the 80's in mind I think there is a tendency not to be as daring these days. Where for some, a classic A-Line satin strapless is so them they look like they were born in it. But for others, in their everyday life the clothes they were are bold and rich, and putting them is something simple would be taking away some of their personality.
So I wanted to show these two Dior dresses. Designed 58 years apart but remarkably similar, both are bold and rich and full and are will remain breath takingly beautiful for now until forever. Classic design will always remain fashionable.  
So don't be scared to be your bold self, just avoid puffy sleeves.   

Christian Dior - Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011

Christian Dior Bridal - 1953


  1. Wow, it is amazing how similar they look!

  2. I want the top one!!! I want it!!! NOW! So lovely! i would sleep in it.