When the dress is older than the model. Vintage clothes. Cindy Duncan.

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Remember Double Knit?  

Back in the late 60's and early 70's there was a fabric called doublt knit and it was wonderfully comfortable and easy to sew.  The style at the same time was mini-skirts.  So shame on me for holding onto clothes that were very special to me at the time.  I loved them too much to give them up so they are "vintage clothing."  I, unfortunately, can no longer even get half of me in them but I found a willing model to try them on and let me get a final photo of them.  She was caught off-guard so she didn't have the spike-heeled shoes or the make-up to wear with them and I have  hidden her face and feet but she might show up at the end.

The pink dress is the one I wore when Rodger Duncan became my husband.  We married in Las Vegas so the dress was appropriate.  Lesson learned here was that if there has been an invisible stain on it when put away, the stain becomes visible.  The green one also dated back to that period.  The yellow one is a St. John Knit which cost too much then but I splurged.  The blue one I made and the pattern I used looks so like the pink one.

AND NOW.......

will and cindy duncan modeling vintage clothing

Here she is!  Beautiful model, Cindy Barth Duncan, with my handsome stepson, Will Duncan, while visiting here from Montana!  Thanks, Cindy, for memories.

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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Barbara - talk about history coming alive.  A great example.  Very nice.  And each "look" appears quite current.  

Jul 08, 2019 02:16 PM #1
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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When I was a highschool girl, my first prom dress had been worn by my sister.  Because my sister was 12 years oldder than I, the dress felt ancient.  Now, I realize 12 years passes quicker than smoke through a keyhole!

Jul 08, 2019 02:42 PM #2
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Anita Fuller

Once, in the heyday of double knit, I was walking alone down a street in Vienna, Austria. I was actually pretending that I was Austrian and I was just out for a stroll. A very handsome man came along and walked beside me, we conversed and he asked, "are you American?" Yes, says I, 'How did you know?" By your polyester dress, says he. I was crushed.

Jul 08, 2019 04:23 PM #3
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Michael, her husband my husband were lolling around watching TV when whe walked by in those dresses (the blue one first) and you should have seen their eyes light up and the smiles on their faces.  It was truly eye-opening!

 

Jul 08, 2019 04:57 PM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Myrl, 12 years?  Bet that dress was lovely.  Send us a picture of you at the prom in that dress.

Jul 08, 2019 04:58 PM #5
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Barbara S. Duncan
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GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Anita, I'll bet he loved that polyester dress.  Newscasters are now, and I'm sure you have noticed, wearing form fitting dresses but in some other fabrics not nearly as nice as the double knit.  Actually the new fabric used is kinda clingy.

Jul 08, 2019 05:01 PM #6
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Kat Palmiotti
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What beautiful dresses! I'm glad you were able to find a model so we could enjoy them. 

Jul 09, 2019 03:29 AM #7
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Barbara S. Duncan
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GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Kat, thank you.  It is hard to find a model that is tall and very thin in this modern age.

Jul 09, 2019 04:42 AM #8
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