According to the historic fashion lords, white should only be worn after Easter. According to today’s fashion lords, white can be worn all year long, as long as it’s done appropriately. Since I almost never wear white due to a pressing fear of stains and spilling, I shall wear white on Easter, only.
I got this gorgeous dress about two years ago at a vintage store in Brooklyn. It had a price tag on it for $20 and I didn’t think twice. The delicate hand beading on it make it priceless. And after further inspection, I came across an amazing tag inside the dress. It was made by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, which was founded in 1900. COOL! To have this piece made from the leading ladies of the trade union makes me feel like I’m connecting with such an amazing part of history.
After conducting some research, I found on the Vintage Fashion Guild’s website that the tag in my dress is from 1963-1974. Ahhh, I love this! 😀
There was also a jingle in the 1970s to advocate buying garments made by these ladies, noted below. How awesome.
Look for the union label
When you are buying a coat, dress, or blouse,
Remember somewhere our union’s sewing,
Our wages going to feed the kids and run the house,
We work hard, but who’s complaining?
Thanks to the ILG, we’re paying our way,
So always look for the union label,
It says we’re able to make it in the USA!
Shot by Yegide Matthews
What are your plans for this Easter? Hopefully celebrating with delicious food and remembering the reason that we celebrate! I will be heading to church on the Upper East Side, then cooking a feast for 1 since I won’t be able to make it home this year. But I’m sure my family will set me up at the dining room table in my usual chair to eat together via FaceTime.
I hope the Easter Bunny brings you all lots of chocolate and goodies!