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louisedennis
23 May 2019 @ 09:34 pm

Four women standing in a row wearing from left to right a black mini dress, a knee length green floral affair, an orange full length floral affair, a black and white dress with a pink jacket.
My father's sisters and niece at our wedding. The photographer obviously found the combined effect of my aunts' clothing choices hysterically funny (though he mostly restrained himself). It has to be said that the close juxtaposition of my two younger aunts' choices is unfortunate, but I'm reminded of many similar dresses owned by both my grandmothers. I doubt either of my aunts made their dresses, but my grandmothers did and there is a certain memory here of a time when dresses were made at home from simple patterns in cloth with striking prints - a style of dress much out of fashion in our current times.

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