1930's Fashion

Recession Fashion – 1930’s Dresses Take a Dive

Skirts Drop with the Index in 1930 Women’s Fashion of the 1930’s was inevitably influenced by the Wall Street Crash of October 24, 1929 and subsequent Great Depression. The Autumn, 1930 Sears Catalog admonished, “Thrift is the spirit of the day. Reckless spending is a thing of the past.” The beginning of the decade saw women sewing more. Clothing was…

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1930s Fashion – Fall Fashion Trends in 1931

1930s Fashion – Fall Fashion Trends in 1931

A Slender Silhouette for 1930s Autumn Fashion A preview of what you might have been wearing in Fall fashions of 1931. The silhouette was slender, the skirt hems had lowered. The control girdle was a must for foundation wear. Hollywood Actresses model Fall Fashions When it’s summer for you, it’s already Fall for the designers. Width has gone to the…

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Clara Bow’s Boudoir in 1930

A sneak peek inside the boudoir of a screen legend – In true Hollywood fashion, Clara Bows boudoir oozes with femininity.The silent movie “It Girl” star, wearing a gorgeous pair of silk and lace embroidered pajamas, poses in her private boudoir in 1930. Miss Clara Bow relaxes on her bed, which is raised on a dais and covered with a…

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A Brief Visual History of Lingerie

Sixty Years of Women’s Foundation wear – 1905 Corset Originating from England, this s-curve corset made with floral brocaded silk, silk ribbon, and elastic. The Edwardian corset rested low over the bosom and extended down over the hips. The straight-front, when laced up provided the infamous s-curve which pushed breasts out, stomach in and back arched. Although pioneered by female…

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Christmas Lingerie, Hosiery and Corsetry from Sears – 1933

Women in the 1930s cross America waited eagerly for the bumper Sears Christmas catalog- We take a quick peek at their underwear and hosiery selection from 1933. Every American woman knows the importance in maintaining her figure. With good shape-wear, your wardrobe immediately looks better on you. Now from Sears comes a new range in comfortable corsets– NU-BACK, which is…

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A Brief History of the Bra!

A Brief History of the Brassiere. Herminie Cadolle, a corsetiere in 1889 made history at the Paris Exposition Universelle when she revealed her corset-gorge – a corset for the bust. It was the forerunner of the bustier or long-line bra. That being said – it was still a corset – not a brassiere. The first notable name in brassiere design…

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1930s fashion – Recreating a Joan Crawford 1935 dress suit.

A while ago I stumbled across a vintage costume designer by the name of Anushka Tay. In the admittedly self indulgent and rather fluffy realm of vintage fashion blogs this girl caught my attention. In the course of her third year research she has devoted some considerable time and energy to studying and recreating – so far – two 1930s…

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