Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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. Here are just a few stunning examples.
All Dresses and headwear by Amy Jo Tatum//Top photo: The MARILYN Dress//Photo 2-3: The FLEUR Dress and cocktail hat///Photo 4-5: The YOLANDA Dress

3 comments:

Sheila said...

Hello,
A nice collection. I think the Yolanda dress is an exceptionally pretty one. I also like the long gloves worn in one of the Fleur dress pictures.
Amy-Jo, I look for many more of your splendid collections.
Regards,
Sheila

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Dancing queen said...

The designer has done fabulous job by designing such nice and beautiful bridal dresses. I loved all the designs of dresses. Keep sharing.