Monday, June 27, 2016

TO HAVE AND TO HALTER

Believe it or not, the halter we see in so many bridal collections evolved from early 20th Century swimwear. Golden Age Hollywood designers popularized the look for evening, dressing stars like Garbo and Harlow. Actually the look was so radical and daring back then, tongues clucked as the etiquette police of the time declared, 'no nice lady wore such things out at night'. Ladies had different ideas though and wore the back-baring halter anyway. Halters once again made their comeback big time in the 1970s with the return of glamour and disco. During this time Cher's designer Bob Mackie took advantage of this look to bring out her best lines. Thanks to the ages, we have so many variations on this abbreviated neckline. Above and below are just a few stunning examples from my collections.
 Dresses and head chic by Amy-Jo Tatum
Photos 1-3: The Fleur Dress and Hat
Photos 4 and 5: The Yolanda Dress

2 comments:

Sheila said...

The Yolanda dress is beautiful, and the sash around the bride's waist adds such a nice touch.

Vikram Rout said...

great beauty collection of wedding dresses and white bridesmaids dresses. thank you for sharing with us.