Planning an Autumn Wedding? Here are some fashions suggested in Butterick’s Delineator magazine, September, 1927.
The same pattern, No. 1650, could be used for “a very young bride” and her bridesmaids:
The bride’s close-fitting basque (bodice) had a side seam closing. The bridesmaid’s dress has three decorative bands, one at the natural waist.
Click here for a closer view of that necklace.
Weddings and dancing go together, so here are three evening frocks from the same issue:
1646 could have beaded straps (a rather new idea) or the more usual round or V shaped neckline. 1620 has a “tasseled necklace trimming.” Patou introduced evening dresses with trompe l’oeil necklace trimming as part of the dress in 1927. If made as an afternoon dress, No. 1646 would have sleeves, probably to the wrist.
All illustrations by L. Frerrier.
Personally, I’d go for No. 1638 or 1640, which use two textures in the same color for a subtle contrast and Art Deco chic.
Dress #1640 (which was available in patterns up to a 44″ bust with 47.5″ hips) would be a great choice for women who are uncomfortable with the typical 1920’s dropped waist — it has no waist at all! I wish I’d seen this research years ago.