Satin Bridesmaids

This page is a throwback to the era of simplicity; a time when a wedding cost less than fortune, when granny made the bridesmaids' dresses and there was even a fair chance that the bride was dressed in white for a reason. The material, of course, would be satin - acetate for the poorer and slipper, skinner or duchesse for the wealthier families. Don't the bridesmaids look utterly charming. Regard the Venus de Milo-esque smile of the maiden (bottom left).