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Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1891493 views.

Oh, I do remember Gunne Sax, but I didn't have any of those dresses.  However, we DID wear the "granny" dresses and glasses and tried to be all hippie-like.  In reality, I was FAR from a real hippie.  LOL  I tried to run away from home one time, but didn't get very far.  haha  As for that photo, that is what I only WISHED I looked like in the 60s and 70s.  My hair would NEVER do that -- much too voluminous and wavy.  It would never part straight down the middle and hang down straight.  I was always trying to make it do that, but no luck.  LOL  

But back to those Gunne Sax dresses.  There was a time in the early 1970s where many bridesmaids wore this type of outfit.  (Nobody I know; random photo from Googling.)  Remember those big floppy hats?  When I went off to college at Texas Tech in 1972-74, a group of us girls in the dorm all had dresses and hats like this - either from being bridesmaids or whatever - AND the big floppy hats.  I remember all of us going to church on Easter and trooping around in these outfits - even went out to eat after church.  We certainly did look festive.  But no doubt about it, we just looked like a big ol' group of former bridesmaids.  Hah!  

 

I loved Gunne Sax dresses. I had planned on my weeding dress being something like that.  But when the time came I opted for wearing my mothers dress instead (circa 1947 or so).  And my daughter is small enough she could wear it, but it has a sweetheart neckline and due to her "pigeon" chest is not comfortable wearing that.  I've dragged that dang dress around almost 40 years and now thinking I should get rid of it.  

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-29

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

I've dragged that dang dress around almost 40 years and now thinking I should get rid of it.  

yeah, well before you consign it to a thrift store, check out Etsy.   The picture I posted (not my dress)?  Is on Etsy for $382.50 (plus shipping)!!!!    Holy moley.   I have advised my girls to take their time going through my stuff.  :-)

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-29

LOLOLOL!!!   I *had* my bridesmaids wear those hats!  LOL!

*AND* ... I found a picture of me in my Gunne Sax dress.   The 3 other girls in the photo were college classmates and we were attending the wedding of another classmate.  The gentleman was one of our Computer Science professors.

My hair is REALLY short, as I was in a phase where I chopped it all off.

my home town has a VERY extensive museum.  I may see if they want it.  They have a wedding gown from the turn of the century, they might want this one.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Jul-29

ohh... I had a Gunne Sax dress when my babies were small...I think its still hanging in my closet..in the back. I bought it for a Christmas dinner. Found it at a thrift store, probably a few years AFTER the major hype for Gunne Sax...but it only cost $12  and, like you, I felt like a princess in it! I probably could still wear it...I have lost a bunch of weight (and inches in height) lately. Fortunately it's tea length.

makes me curious...just where is that dress!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-29

Suze (casuzenn) said:

Fortunately it's tea length.

OOOOH!!!!    That triggered a memory .. I also have a tea length Gunne Sax.   Gosh, they were gorgeous dresses.  :-)

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-29

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

my home town has a VERY extensive museum.  I may see if they want it.

All righty.  Lemme know what they say.  :-)

Dee I would see if you can take that dress to someone that is a professional dressmaker and see if there is a way they can "remake" it for your daughter. My wedding dress has quite the big skirt and a train. My daughter can't wear it because she is quite busty and I am not............that said there is plenty of fabric in that dress to make her an incredible wedding dress of her own. She wants more of mermaid style so I think we can just use it for fabric and she can have a beautiful dress.................at least we are talking about it. She is engaged and will be getting married in less than two years.

MelRN

From: MelRN

Jul-29

They all look cute, except why are they slouching so much?!

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