1930s Shoes – Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard wearing typical ladies shoe styles of the 1930s

Had an idea recently about collecting together images of Hollywood stars shoe styles
from the 1930s and 1940s.
This is the first – the lovely Carole Lombard who died so tragically young in a plane crash.
[ She was married to Clark Gable ]
And yes – these ARE carole Lombards legs and feet..

A variety of womens shoe styles were available in the 1930s; rounded toes with thick heels; pumps, flats, ankle straps with moderate heels; slip-ons, lace ups, buckled; spectator and two tones.
The new fad for outdoor activities brought sandals back into fashion. Black was most common for day shoes but wine, maroon, and navy were also seen. For evening plain court shoes were seen gadding about with asymmetrical trims, peep toes and sling back heels.

Greta Garbo next !
She was meant to have rather large feet, so it will be interesting if I can find any decent snaps !

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4 thoughts on “1930s Shoes – Carole Lombard”

  1. Great idea!
    I wonder if "muffin tops" were fashionable, or if women were just cramming their feet into shoes that were too small.
    Such a shame about Carol, and poor Clark loved her so.

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