My husband is a very casual dresser. Except when going to the theater, he doesn’t dress up much. In fact, his idea of special occasion clothes are black jeans, a newish t-shirt, and something he calls “fancy dress up sneakers.”
I thought of that phrase when I saw this photo of a family gathering from the late forties or early fifties. The older woman, third from right, is wearing sensible shoes, but with a twist—a lace up style with an open toe and cut out leather or mesh. Take a closer look.
I looked for something similar, but only came up with a much inferior version from a Sears catalog in 1951.
What was the event, I wonder–perhaps a family reunion or anniversary party? One thing is for sure–the older woman and her younger companion in the shiny skirt are the best dressed in the bunch.