A lot of Nigerian females get to wear their Mother's or even Grandmother's vintage lace iro and buba. They even go a step further to refit it to modern taste. How many of us would wear our Mother's wedding dress on our big day? That is for those who had a Church wedding ceremonies.
THE VINTAGE DRESS
The British being the conservatives that they are, are known to be less extravagant or showoffish like their American cousins. The notion of "waste not, want not" is deeply ingrained in their DNA.
A lot of English brides's "something borrowed" usually happens to be their Mother or Grandmum's wedding revamped to their taste. Princess Beatrice the 5th grandchild of the Queen of English recently did same at her very private Wedding ceremony to her Italian beau on the 17th of July 2020.
The dress was designed in 1960 by Norman Hartnel for the Queen and was worn by her to 2 high profile occasions.
2. THE REWORKED VERSION
For Princess Beatrice's big day, the historic gown was updated with the addition of puffy organza sleeves and given a sleeker hemline, which is trimmed in Duchess satin. Her accessories were kept simple in order not to clash with the exquisite diamante detailing of the dress. In some quarters, some felt the hemline should have being a bit longer than it is.
A SIDE BY SIDE COLLAGE OF BOTH DRESSES
Both dresses look great if I must say.
After seeing this beautiful re-worked piece, I doubt if I would be giving out any of my clothes like I used to do.
I would be having a closet set aside to keep some hard to give out wears in pristine condition for my grand and great grand kids, God willing
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