THE QUEEN'S JUBLIEE 60 YEARS OF FASHION

AS THE QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE FAST APPROACES THE FASHIONABLE ARE GOING CRAZY FOR ANYTHING QUINTESSENTIALLY ENGLISH, THIS COULD INCLUDE: DIAMONDS, CORGIS, TEACUPS AND OF COURSE THE UNION JACK.  MANY ROYALISTS AND NON-ROYALISTS ALIKE  WILL BE GOING TO DIAMOND JUBLIEE STREET PARTIES  IN LONDON OR IN THEIR LOCAL TOWN. HERE AT BERTY & GERTY WE HAVE A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF ORIGINAL 1950'S DRESS IDEAL FOR SUCH A NOSTALGIC OCASSION.

IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, MUCH OF THE ROYAL FASHION FOCUS HAS BEEN ON KATE THE  DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE'S  MODERN DAY STYLE, BUT LETS NOT FORGET, THAT IN 1952 THE YOUNG 25 YEAR OLD MONARCH WAS EQUALLY THE FOCUS OF FASHION FOR HER DEMURE, LADYLIKE AND ELEGANT STYLE.

THIS 1950'S  STYLE WILL BE A DECADE REMEMBERED FOREVER FOR THE ADVENT OF DIOR'S "NEW LOOK" WHICH INFLUENCED HRH QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATION DRESS DESIGNED BY NORMAN HARTNELL. IN FACT, THIS POST WAR ERA ALLOWED FOR FABRIC TO BE USED WITHOUT CONSTRAINTS WITH FULLER SHIRTS, PINCHED WAISTS AND POINTED BOSOMS GAINING POPULARITY WITH THE EVERYDAY LADY, ROYALS AND CELEBRITIES. HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES FROM THE BERTY & GERTY VINTAGE COLLECTION: