Because Lyn Lundie remains among England's leading designers of made-to-measure bridal and other special occasion wear, this ensemble is difficult to date. However, it's been in my personal collection since the early 1980s and was purchased as vintage then (in a London area antique shop). The look is Art Deco, obviously, but it can't reasonably be older than 1960s or 1970s. I haven't been able to determine when she went into business, so please tell me if you know. Regardless of its age, the ensemble is sheer loveliness - consisting of a lace-edged A-line ivory slip, plus the gauzy floral overdress matched to a neck ruffle and a lovely little hat with flowers. Pink ribbons feature prominently just about everywhere. It may have been made for a second-time-around bride, for one of her attendants or simply for some festive event like a summer dance or garden party.
Fit really isn't a issue with such a free-floating style. It measures 38 inches at the bust and 40 at the dropped waist (hip level). Overall length is also about 40 inches. At the back of the slip, a "Lyn Lundie London" label appears (although I understand she now operates from Harrow-on-the-Hill). It's a bit heartbreaking to let this outfit go, but few occasions in my present life in New Mexico are worthy of it.
Just a one-piece 1920s-style tea dress made by Lundie in the 1980s is being offered at an English resale site for nearly $500 (245 pounds sterling), so our regular price for the 4-piece set represents exceptional value and this month's sale price is a steal.
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