― Gwenn Wright, Katherine’s Journal
“Women have a much better time than men in this world; there are far more things forbidden to them.”
― Oscar Wilde
I have dressed for two weddings and a REunion in a kind-of 1920s style outfit. At a gathering for marching girls I accessorised my frock with my green sash [won in 1973 for best Australian junior marching girl leader], and all of a sudden I was transformed into a suffragette.
My outfit below consisted of a sleeveless dress from a charity shop for $7. It’s a Basque brand. A nude coloured chiffon type fabric top from landfill. It’s a Bardot brand. A hat and Italian shoes from landfill.
And in the video below this is how I wore the outfit to our daughter’s wedding.
I love this style of dress because it suits my no-nonsense nature. My lean stature is enhanced. I do not like to hide the shape of my body. I am proud of it. I would have made a splendid suffragette!
Photo Above: Our niece’s wedding at Portsea. RUDE Boy, Danny wears pure wool trousers and matching vest $2 from a charity shop on Phillip Island, a pale pink shirt from landfill. Brown vintage shoes $1 from a charity shop.
And back to the movie Suffragette, Meryl Streep plays Emmeline Pankhurst.
― Fran Abrams, Freedom’s Cause: The Lives of the Suffragettes
Beat The Man and become a Suffragette!