I found the most beautiful vintage wedding dress and matching hat on craigslist this week, and decided to purchase it. The entire ensemble was originally worn by a local woman for her own wedding in 1954.
The beautiful sheath dress is composed of a silvery-blue brocade material with padded shoulders, 3/4 sleeves, metal side zipper, side pockets, matching belt, and a rhinestone pin. Fits like it was made for me, albeit made for me in that tight-like-a-glove sort of way...Kinda scary that I can still fit into a 24" waist if I hold my breath and don't eat anything (Ah, high school all over again!).