So, it's no wonder my first Store Bought formal was Red.
Could also be because the GRHS school colors were Red and White
and this was my
Homecoming Nominee Dress in 1963.
I mentioned this 'Layers & Layers of Red Net' on 'PinkSaturday',
and told you about JoLynn's Dress Shop where this
BigBosom-BigBustle Red Dress captivated this 16 year olds
Notice the Elbow Length Gloves....they wouldn't stay up
and the next smaller size that fit around the elbow would have cut off all circulation to the fingers, and I wouldn't have been able to do
'The Pointing At You Pose'.
As you can see the Formal Fashion Trend was STRAPLESS and only One of Us had the Bosoms...the more mature Senior Nominee...to pull that off. For me and the Freshman...well, Thank-goodness for layers and layers of
BusomNet and PaddedBras.
Here She Is.....GRHS Homecoming Queen 1963
Queen Lea in her White Strapless Gown with
Proper Fitted Elbow Length Gloves....
she had smaller hands....and a Big Crown.
I don't know for sure, but I imagine all four of these
StunningStrapless NetConfections all came from
JoLynn's Dress Shop.
Since JoLynn's was the only dress shop within 60 miles of our small town,
she was well stocked with Homecoming Frocks.
I'd say her profit margin in 1963 was pretty good.
You see my 'ReallyRedFormal' was about $40....alot of money in 1963, for a girl who made
ALL her clothes for the whole school year for alot less.
Now in 1963, one did not wear that $40 Formal to the Homecoming Dance. Another Red Dressy Outfit was needed.
On the back of the 'RedFormal' picture sent to my Grandmother Minnie, my Mother wrote:
"Sue was Homecoming Nominee during football season. This is the formal she wore. She made the suit in the other picture to wear after the homecoming. It is red corduroy. age 16
Thank-you, Mother for recording that information. I forgot it was corduroy...and boy, do those 'Wrist length White Gloves fit better.
What a fun trip Back to 1963 this has been.
I think I'll FastForward to GRHS Homecoming 2009, which was last week, and send this Post to Queen Lea.
You see,Girls Raised In Texas Small Towns know each other for a lifetime.
Easy with Lea...she's my SisterInLaw's first cousin and we are all on FACEBOOK.
What Will They Think of Next?