Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

A Brief History of Oscar Dresses

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What event inspires women to wear the least practical, the pouffiest, the most froufrou of all frocks, not counting a royal wedding? Its the Academy Awards! But apparently, this is a more recent concept-some of the early dresses are more like day wear, less princess-like.

oscar dresses

Which would you wear?

Author: Winters Past

I am a vintage clothing shop owner living and working in rural north Florida. I believe in adding a little vinegar and molasses to my greens, having my coffee outside whenever possible, and mixing something vintage into every room and every outfit.

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