Growing up green was (and still is) my favorite color! Rich, deep emerald and hunter greens being my absolute favorite tones. I remember when I turned 12 and was getting ready to start junior high school. My eyes, up that point, had been blue…sort of a deep, rather muddy blue. I always dreamed of having green eyes…but had resigned myself to a noncommittal blue that nature seem to have bestowed upon me. But then…it happened. My eyes changed to green! Many thought I had lost my mind. “How do eyes change?” they said. But nonetheless, they did and I took it as a good omen for the beginning of my 7th grade year.
Green in its various shades can ooze an aura of calm, of control, of earthiness, or of richness. As well loved as the color blue, but not as often worn. In fact those wearing green may find their daily quota of compliments delightfully increase!
The same can be true for women of past centuries who paid a pretty penny for numerous yards of the richly dyed fabric. Seen mostly in evening wear, green gowns of various hues have been gracing ballrooms and tea rooms for decades.
So in honor of March, St. Patrick’s Day and the Emerald Isle, I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite green gowns!
-To see gowns that didn’t make the final cut, check out my Pinterest Board.