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Ballgown ~ masquerade ball ~ Ball Gowns uk

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You feel very romantic when you're in a ball gown. Everyone should wear one once in a while.

 

~ Carolina Herrera

There is something so exciting about a masquerade ball......

 

And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.

 

~ Alexander Pope

 

The idea of a Masquerade Ball or Masked Ball goes back to late medieval court life, originally designed to celebrate a marriage or mark a point in a royal dynasty, as well as other mysterious and wonderful occasions..

 

The invited would wear costume and masquerade mask brilliant bold an elaborate, and, as you can imagine, the anonymity this provided to a class that were governed by the strictest etiquette and constricting rules was irresistible..

 

 

I couldn't see her eyes behind the mask. Her statuesque pose echoed the city's stillness. Then the slightest of movements - a nod, a shift of the fingers, a footstep - gave away what lay underneath the mask and costume. It was in those fleeting moments that Venice came to be as it once was.

 

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This is not something I would normally post, but I think the idea of evening dresses and ballgowns on the beach is an beautiful one. We so often think of fashion in the context it has been given us, we don't have parties of silk and satin on the beach, I think this is a pity....

 

I can imagine it now, deckchairs, the sound of the sea, barefoot, gloves and ballgowns.

 

 

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Ballgowns uk  ~ Ball Gowns British Glamour Since 1950

 

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Occasions for wearing evening attire have evolved from the private event to the public parade. Traditionally, the British social season included a variety of balls and other events requiring the most beautiful and exquisite ballgowns.

 

Quintessentially British, some beautiful vintage footage enjoying...

 

 Queen Mother Sees New Styles - ballgowns uk

 

 

Fashion show from the past, another beautiful piece of history

 

 

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Once upon a perfect night, unclouded and still, there came the face of a pale and beautiful lady. The tresses of her hair reached out to make the constellations, and the dewy vapours of her gown fell soft upon the land.

~ Kit Williams

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Ball Gowns uk

 

 

Tagged in: Ballgowns Video Vintage

From debutantes and royalty to charity balls and the red carpet, 'Ballgowns: British glamour since 1950' charts 60 years of stylish evening wear. The exhibition highlights the styles, silhouettes and colours that have been perennial favourites for many years.

 


 

In this video ~ ball gowns uk  ~ ball gown uk ~ long evening dresses uk ~ evening gowns uk ~ ballgowns uk

 

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You feel very romantic when you're in a ball gown. Everyone should wear one once in a while.

 

~ Carolina Herrera

 

 LINKS

Ballgowns on Pinterest ~ Ball gown UK wiki ~ Shop for ballgowns

 

Tagged in: Ballgowns Vintage
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