Bridesmaids for Karen

Cadbury Purple 1950's style bridesmaids dresses: with different colour net petticoats, blue, green and pink

Stunning 1950’s style bridesmaids dresses in ‘Cadbury’ purple with with black sashes and pretty butterfly detail.

The dresses are all simple boned bodices with a ‘ballet pinch’ detail just below the sweetheart neckline. A halterneck is flattering and provided peace of mind to the wearer. The full circle skirts lie over netting skirts in bright contrast colours of turquoise, green and fuchsia. Black silk sashes emphasise tiny waists with pre-tied bows at the back and concealed zip closure.

Cadbury Purple 1950's style bridesmaids dresses: group picture with the brideCadbury Purple 1950's style bridesmaids dresses: group picture with their dressmaker

Three pretty bridesmaids with their dressmaker.

Original design sketch

Original Design Sketch

The petticoats were separate garments so the dresses could be worn for other occasions with less ‘poof’

Cadbury Purple 1950's style bridesmaids dress: with her sister the bride

With the bride, who also had her dress made by me. See her portfolio entry for more pictures.

Cadbury Purple 1950's style bridesmaids dresses

Cadbury Purple 1950's style bridesmaids dresses: fitting and detail pictures

Pictures from a fitting and a finished dress on the stand. Tiny ivory organza butterflies were sewn in different places on each dress so it looked like a flight of the pretty insects had just alighted on the girls. Each butterfly was made of two layers of organza with Swarovski crystals added for a little sparkle.

Cadbury Purple 1950's style bridesmaids dresses: flights of organza butterflies on the skirts

Detail of the butterflies on one dress. 

The butterflies were sewn on in a different pattern to each dress, to look as though a flock had just alighted on the girls!

Cadbury Purple 1950's style bridesmaids dresses: one bridesmaid with her boyfriend

Cadbury Purple 1950's style bridesmaids dresses: swirling on the dancefloor shows off the coloured underskirts

The coloured petticoats looked fabulous as they peeked out when the girls danced, sat down or walked around.

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