1930s Fashion – The Art of Color in Dress

Style Advice for the vintage enthusiast – The Mode in Dress and Home, by Dulcie Godlove Donovan ( I love that name !) was published in 1935 and can be found on the Prelinger Library at Archive.org. It was a textbook for secondary schools with the aim of giving young women an understanding of aesthetic and social development. I’ve picked…

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1930s Spring Fashion from Hollywood

1936 April styles feature – Joan Crawford shows you a hat in blue suede, in a delicate light shade, Joan’s favorite. The band is navy blue. The hat is from John Fredericks, at which shop she bought more than thirty items. A tailored suit designed by Irene for Joan Crawford, is of black and white check. Notice the flap which…

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1930 Hollywood Spring Wardrobe

New lines for the new decade – Norma is wearing a silk crepe afternoon frock of the new Spring shade ( left ),fuchsia. The lines follow the curves of the figure flaring in to a slightly uneven hemline. Puffs above the wrists give interest to the sleeves, while the hat, also of fuchsia shade, reveals the newest in brim lines….

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Technicolor fashion show – The Women 1939

Luscious costumes by Gilbert Adrian – “Bonjour Madam, Mademoiselle !It gives me great pleasure to take you on this adventurous little voyage into 1930s fashion land. But today ladies, as an innovation, you will see our models go through the rhythmic movement of everyday life, as it responds to the ever changing flow of the female form divine !” Actress…

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1930s Fashion – Hollywood Fall Styles in 1937

1930’s Style Report by Carolyn Wicks – Just look at lovely June Clayworth who offers us some interesting new styles from her Autumn wardrobe. From the left, this checked knit dress has yellow and green predominating. To the right, the leather bows on this black wool dress are very new. A leather hat matches the trimming. Gail Patrick in a…

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1930s Fashion – A Hollywood Summer Wardrobe

Clothes for Daytime and Playtime July 1932 1930s Fashion Report for Glamourdaze. Adrienne Dore is 5 feet 4 . Her golden blonde curls and green eyes furnish the basis for a number of interesting color combinations here. She’s slim but by no means thin, likes to wear clothes that make her look taller. She buys all her clothing in the…

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Two summer gowns by Joan Crawford in 1931

1930s Fashion – Hollywood Summer Frocks 1931

Hollywood sets the 1930s mode – Lilyan Tashman‘s Style Lovely Lilyan Tashman starts off our little fashion show with these two stunning outfits. Left: Miss Tashman in a spectator sport costume of dust blue and white. Over a frock of dust blue roma crepe, bound with silk braid at the hem, Miss Tashman wears a sports jacket of white suede….

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1930s Fashion – Spring Lines for 1931

A preview of Hollywood Spring styles – 1930s fashion report by Rosalind Shaffer With the overwhelming changes in fashions that have taken place during the past year, women have been jarred out of all the pleasant paths of fashion in which they have been accustomed to walk. On all sides is the wail, ” The new fashions are pretty, yes…

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1930s Hollywood Fashion – Spring Lines for 1932

Spring Afternoon Frocks and Evening Gowns – 1930s Fashion Report. Graceful Norma Shearer wears a silk crèpe afternoon frock in the new Spring shade, fuchsia. The lines follow the curves of the figure flaring in to a slightly uneven hemline. Puffs above the wrists give interest to the sleeves, while the hat, also of fuchsia shade, reveals the newest in…

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1930s Fashion – Winter Suits in 1936

Hollywood’s latest styles in suits and coats – Claudette Colbert, caught in color on her way to the races at Santa Anita, in a sports outfit designed by Irene of Bullocks Wilshire. Her coat is a vibrant green with red-brown flared skirt and lumber jacket blouse of dull raspberry. A pheasant’s feather trims her smart hat poised above her burnished…

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