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Historic Clothing Collection

1960-1970

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Conservative, classic matronly dress and coat outfits of the time are represented by a formal special occasion long-sleeved four button coat and round neck dress of a pale blue and white scrolling design matelassé synthetic; and a home sewn three quarter sleeve green synthetic linen-look collarless coat lined with a blotchy multicolored print matching a round neck, short sleeve dress.

With high waists, probably influenced by Laura Ashley's romantic designs, two late 1960s bridesmaid dresses offer a contrast between ongoing traditional and newer more casual wedding customs. The traditional, worn in 1968, is a long formal bridesmaid dress of lemon nylon taffeta, with a nylon chiffon overdress, high round neck, long sleeves and cotton lace trimmings. The casual, worn in 1969, is square necked, sleeveless and made of a fun lime green very 'sixties' daisy printed fabric.

Bridesmaid dress, ca. 1969
Bridesmaid dress, ca. 1969Maine Historical Society