Friday, January 7, 2011

Fashion Friday



Back in about 1960, three couples from Ft. Madison, Iowa, drove to Detroit, Michigan, to attend the National Square Dance Convention.  What a great time was had by one and all.  Ray and I, Dick and June and Herb and Darlene had one set of matching outfits.  Our skirts were purple with three tiers and worn with white peasant blouses that featured embroidered purple and other colored flowers around the neckline.  Of course, there was a big cancan slip underneath the skirt and pantaloons for when we twirled around.  Most of the girls wore very flat, soft soled shoes.  The fellows had white western shirts with purple bolo ties.  A fingertip towel to match the outfits was always at the waist of the fellows--to mop their brow when dancing at a fast clip.  Talk about good aerobic exercise!  That was one of the only times that Ray and I actually got away to be all by ourselves for more than an evening at a time.  (Click to enlarge)

4 comments:

MrCachet said...

I think I know what I'm looking for (ATC Label), but I am missing it here, Carol. Point me to it!

Jewels said...

What fun Carol! Would love to see in color! J

Leslie said...

Of course, Carol is in her comfy and fashionable mocs. Always!!!! Home from Chicago, all went well. We had a bad snow storm on the trip home. Off to Texas on Sunday until Wednesday. I will miss the Q2 meeting. :( Let me know how it goes.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Carol finding you made my night. Looking forward to being your newest follower
Maggie