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Dressed for the wedding
« on: Monday 30 October 23 14:16 GMT (UK) »
   I was very taken with this description of clothing at an upper middle class wedding in 1921. Cloaks were obviously "in" that year.

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« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 October 23 14:28 GMT (UK) »
A cloak does seem a bit out of place for the 1920s.
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« Reply #2 on: Monday 30 October 23 18:49 GMT (UK) »
Crepe de chine seemed popular as well.
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Re: Dressed for the wedding
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 31 October 23 09:05 GMT (UK) »
A cloak does seem a bit out of place for the 1920s.
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Well, depends on a) where in the world the wedding was taking place and b) what season? A unheated English church in the depths of winter, perchance? 

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Re: Dressed for the wedding
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 31 October 23 10:23 GMT (UK) »
  It was early April in Kent - so quite chilly! I suspect the cloaks were a passing fashion rather than for warmth.
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 31 October 23 13:09 GMT (UK) »
We had a special room for them at school in the 1950s/60s!

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 31 October 23 13:57 GMT (UK) »
Probably over the shoulders and short, just past elbow length like a mantle. Although, if the ladies were wearing full length cocktail style dresses then a cloak would not look out of place.. not sure about black though!

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 31 October 23 14:10 GMT (UK) »
I do hope you meant cloak. Don't see many women wearing clocks with full-length cocktail dresses!
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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 31 October 23 14:59 GMT (UK) »
  jc - they were the type of thing I was vaguely picturing, but I don't think they would have been in  evening wear. Definitely lots of cloaks in that clip - I rather fancy the green velvet and brocade French one, near the end!
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