1950s clothes really loved women. It’s arguably the best era for hourglass figures and even high end designers have meddled with the classic silhouettes of the age of Monroe. I can’t help but drool over the clothes worn in Pan Am and Mad Men and wishing those beautiful dresses were within reach… Thank goodness for Jane & Marilyn!
This relatively new brand is intent on satisfying the needs of real women with real bodies, and their use of non-professional models on the site really emphasises this – and those women look fantastic.
Take a look at these waist-clinching, hip-loving dresses.
Creators Jane and Marilyn wanted to be completely thorough in their research, so they found out what bothered most women about their bodies, and unsurprisingly, upper arms and thighs were high on the list. Their solution? Clever three quarter sleeves and under the knee hemlines! Perfect for attending an outdoors wedding as the dress would keep you warm, comfortable and sophisticated all at the same time!
For bottom heavy women, these full skirts with belted waists are perfectly tailored to flatter:
Furthermore, I think this floral print is fantastic:
Hollywood glamour never fails to impress, and dresses like those shown above are perfect choices for the classy wedding guest. I also think that the long sleeve dresses especially would be perfect for the mother of the bride. The collection is available in sizes 8 – 16 and retails for between £595 and £845.
For more ideas on wonderful looks for the mother of the bride, take a look over here, or if you’re after wedding guest inspiration, here are some elegant options by Beulah, or how about these formal dresses by Girl Meets Dress.
Image Source: www.janeandmarilyn.co.uk