om1970’s ruffle-front gold tuxedo shirt

You don’t need a formal occasion to work out the tuxedo shirt, but spring is a good time for making this kind of statement.  While originally worn with a synthetic suit of black or brown, this versatile tone of sunflower to goldenrod yellow can go with many colors of pants or even jeans.  The label says “After Six”, but we won’t tell you when to wear it.   Prom or a night out:  The main thing is that you look great!   Click here for more views and sizing information.

NOTE:  This color may appear more vivid on some monitors.  It is a slightly muted shade of golden yellow.


Mid-1960’s dotted pink on pink formal dress


Made here in Portland, Oregon, by Chumley for Charles F. Berg, this simple elegant dress with a layer of dotted net overlay is sure to provide plenty of spring enchantment for formal occasions.  Paired with a sleek but voluminous updo, maybe some delicately pointed shoes, this provides all the pretty in pink you need, from the faintest petal pink to more of a baby pink to the hot pink accented tied bow at the waist.  Click here for more views and sizing information.

Betsey Johnson’s Prom Fashion Show

Betsey Johnson, the absolutely fabulous New York designer of all things foufy, poufy and tea dressy recently had a birthday and while searching for those pictorial highlights, we came across these; Betsey Johnson’s Prom Fashion Show. They are every bit Betsey – dipped in candy coated pastel colors, stuffed with layers of stiff crinoline and covered in polka dotted lace trim and solid satins. Accessories include Alice In Wonderland hair bows, flower wrist and neck corsages and mod sunshades.

Below are photos from A Very Fashionable Prom with dress designs by Johnson. Enjoy!

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