Monday, June 15, 2009

Fashion Files - Wedding Fever

I currently live in a crazy little tourist town in Indiana called New Harmony. It is scenic and really quite lovely, and it is a very popular spot for weddings. People from all over Indiana come to this town on the banks of the Wabash River to say, "I do." Last weekend there were five in town. That's a whole lot of wedding action for a town with a population of only 800!

'Tis the season for weddings and to continue with the Wedding Fever I thought I would share a couple wedding themed romance covers!

Falling in Love # 107 (May 1969)
I'm thinking its Cardy inked by Colletta, but not positive about that.

This apprehensive beauty comes from Girls' Love Stories #162 (October 1971)
Cover by Jay Scott Pike

Heart Throbs #142 (June 1972), Cover by Art Saaf
I feel exceptionally bad for those bridesmaides!

As you can see, long sleeves with high collars were all the rage in the late '60s and early '70s for wedding dress apparel. Obviously the artists drawing the romance books were with pretty with it when it came to fashion as evidenced by this Simplicity sewing pattern #9608 from 1971.

Extremely different from today's wedding fashions!

Dozens of romance comic books had wedding themes, so look forward to further installments exposing Wedding Fever!

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