Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Mayor's Charity Ball Dress Option #4, The Vintage Morton Myles Purple Sequin Party Dress

My final two vintage dress options for the Mayor's Charity Ball are from my own collection and the first two dresses I considered wearing.  The first dress is an amazing purple lace fitted party dress.  I'm not exactly sure when this dress was made, it has a timeless appeal that could place it in a variety of decades but I think it belongs to the late 1970's.  The dress is the creation of American designer Morton Myles for the Warrens.  Mr. Myles burst onto the fashion scene in the 60's when Jacqueline Kennedy was photographed in his iconic robin's egg blue sheath dress for the cover of "Life" magazine.  Wearing a vintage Morton Myles would be the closest I would ever get to a couture design, even though this dress was probably ready wear.  The dress is stunning with clusters of purple sequins embellishing the purple lace.  The lining of the dress is purple satin with a sweetheart bodice.  The dress hits at the knee, and the full skirt is perfect for dancing.  Jewelry again can be kept to a minimum,  a simple pair of earrings and bracelet should do the trick. And those nude peep toe shoes I've been blogging about for two weeks, well I purchased them with this dress in mind.

Morton Myles Purple Sequin Dress

Sterling Silver CZ Earrings

Alexis Bittar Lucite Bangle

Option #4 Pros and Cons

1.)  Love the color.
2.)  Love the style.
3.)  Feminine and fun.

1.)  That madras plaid cummerbund and tie my husband insists on wearing!

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