1930s Fashion – Hollywood styles go white under the sun

Hollywood Tries White Magic for Summer 1934-

1930s Fashion By Seymour for Glamourdaze.com


THERE’S a childish lilt to Mary Carlisle‘s white gob hat with its navy blue streamers, but her reefer coat is nautical sophistication to its last nickel button!


Mary has chosen her accessories skilfully – she matches the blue braid on her coat with a navy handbag, scarf and lacings in her white pumps. Isn’t it stylish?
Her white crocheted string gloves are the right detail for this spectator sports costume.

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PLAIDS are clannish this summer! Diana Wynyard wears this charming plaid silk dress ( below left) . The white silk pique cuffs are reminiscent of the lines in our new off-the-face hats. Unusual buttons too!


GAIL PATRICK adroitly uses a color accent with her all white costume. Bright tangerine crepe with confetti dots makes the scarf worn like a vestee, also the pocket handkerchief and wrist ties.

HERE’S a perfect formula for beach wear – a pair of blue and white checked wool slacks made with all the masculine dash, a white short-sleeved blouse also masculine in line. White open-toed sandals and a knitted beret. The model is Marion Nixon!


The cool color of water, Aqua blue, for this summer silk frock which Claire Trevor wears. White mousseline de soie frills at collar and sleeves add a crisp detail. Fabric buttons around the neckline are used all the way down the front to provide an effective opening.

A simple wash frock is worn by Pat Paterson. Coolest white cotton with a tucked bodice and white eyelet embroidered linen with bow.


EVENING frocks are a sheer delight this season. Marion Nixon wears this gaily printed sheer cotton. The bodice has a primness about its turnover collar which the myriad ruffles below quite belie. Velvet ribbons further add to the old fashioned charm of this dress.

A MORE conservative brim than the huge cartwheels everyone is wearing these days, is the one which shades Marion Nixon’s eyes from the hot summer sun. All white except for a small twist of bright ribbon, the brim has an alluring irregularity, dipping smartly over her eyes.

originally in Motion Picture 1934


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