Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ODE TO THE TEA GOWN

When I added this tea gown to the 2012 collection it was purely for the love of Chantilly lace.  Delicate and feminine, for me lace says vintage and bridal all at once.  The rest of the gown is Shantung and China silk accented at the waist with a sash of gray silk satin.  There was a time women changed into these gorgeous frocks for afternoon tea, sometimes inviting friends in.  Ah, weren't those the days . . .? 

11 comments:

white dresses said...

Nice dress. I liked it.

KizzyDoll said...

love the lace..gorgeous!! xx

Leia said...

Oh it's just beautiful!

Leia

Mrs. C said...

Wow! This dress is an absolute dream. So gorgeous and feminine! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Hope to see you back as a follower :) Happy Wednesday!

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

It's gorgeous AmyJo! I love the contrast and cut of the lace and the silk!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Gioia Mia said...

Gosh, really beautiful!

Natasha said...

although very simple at first glance, the dress looks like a lot of effort went into its design.

{The Perfect Palette} said...

loving the bride with the balloons - so fun :)

xo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Nikki said...

The lace tiered is my favorite. So pretty!

Maryam said...

Like this dress! So different!

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Rhian Morris said...

Beautifully accomplished!