Dolly’s Spiegel Dress – Gulf Coast Native Sally dyed chartreuse and fuchsia
In 1959 or so, my mother ordered a dress from the Spiegel catalog. Big skirt. Daring back cut in a V all the way to the waist, deep V neck, sleeveless to show off her strong tan arms, and a nipped in waist. With the blonde updo and wacky straw and wood heels from Mexico, she was quite the wild one in our little RI village. I don’t think she ever wore it “out,” but she did wear it around the house, especially in the back yard, where she had incredible exploding gardens. Pretty cool, how this totally unexpected dye strike (I used violet and lime green) has brought back such memories.