1920’s Fashion – Four Paris Evening Dresses 1926

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Four beautiful 1920’s Paris dresses – Evening Dresses 1926. The Paris designers are obtaining graceful effects in 1920’s evening gowns this season by the skillful use of hip-line accents either at the side or center-front. Sashes and draperies are used for emphasis of this silhouette and the effect is carried upward by means of delightful …

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Stunning Paris Fashion for 1928

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The latest summer frocks are enjoying their brilliant but ephemeral existence at the Deauville, Le Touquet, and La Baule casinos. While these fashionable seaside resorts are covered with a bewildering display of Paris fashion for 1928, the dress designers are showing the first of the winter fashions to foreign buyers. Modes from Paris 1928 – …

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Vintage 1920’s Style Guide for Women

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1920’s Style Guide from 1926 Thanks to the folks at the Haithi Trust Digital Library for preserving this 1920’s style guide.This book “Making the Most of your Looks” by Dorothy Stote, declares that it is designed for the woman of ‘moderate’ means and will not be recommending expensive frocks! Correct 1920’s Suits for your Height …

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A Short History of Women’s Dress Sizes

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Ever wondered why a size 12 is called a size 12?  – Kass McGann of Reconstructing History.com Explains – Dress sizing is certainly confusing!  I mean, a man’s jacket size 42 fits a man with a chest measurement of 42″.  Jeans sized 36/32 fit a waist of 36″ and an inseam of 32″.  But what …

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Screen Debut of the Little Black Dress 1927

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In the movie It (1927), Hollywood’s biggest star Clara Bow turned the little black dress into an iconic staple wardrobe item for women. Clara Bow – the It girl, launches an iconic dress  It’s commonly accepted that the little black dress made it’s first appearance via Paris designer Coco Chanel in French Vogue 1926. It …

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Three Evening Frocks – Margaret Livingston 1926

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Gamine or Robe de Style Evening dresses – Margaret Livingston is truly a city girl. Someone whose personality reflects the shimmering lure of silk, the subtle enticement of style. Dress1. The ever changing modes of fashion have glorified many types of figure over the years, but this year – the short skirt ( left) the …

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