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Cardigan Weather

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | September 14, 2021

As the weather inches its way toward being more fall-like, our thoughts turn to cardigans.
Today we present this A-line polyester knit dress with a cardigan, worn by Barbara Grahn of Minneapolis in 1970. The sleeveless dress has a white top with dark blue collar, dark blue skirt, and the appearance of a red, yellow and blue belt. The sweater is edged in the same dark blue, with a red, white, yellow and blue design.