Winter Fashion By Decade- 1930's

How did Ladies stay fashionable and warm in the Winter in the 1930's? Let's have a look at part 2 of my series; Winter Fashion By Decade. See the 1920's here.

Fashionable History Winter Fashion By Decade 1930's

These gals look chilly! Long coats were popular baring nude legs. No thick socks or boots! 

Fur is still popular, but not as lush as in the '20's. I love those hats!

Just like in the decade before, skiing is popular. Fashionable sweaters are now really becoming a fashion outside of sports. 

I love these boots and over shoes. I actually remember my Grandmother wearing these in the 70's. I always thought I would get to when I was older. Where can I find these? 

Of course, if you were as glamorous as Marlene Dietrich, this is how you would stay warm.


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Karen 

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Art de Vivre

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

I love the kind of Indian Summer off season feel to this spread with an homage to the 1920's and 1930's. I also love the combo of sweaters and polka-dot tights!  To celebrate L'Officiel Netherlands 5th anniversary they shot this feature in the celebrated French resort town of Deauville. Appropriate for the era that influences them.  Clothes are from Louis Vuitton. 

Model: Daphne Velghe

Photographer: Sol Sanchez

Retro Looks in the Modern World Bobbins And Bombshells
Retro Looks in the Modern World Bobbins And Bombshells
Retro Looks in the Modern World Bobbins And Bombshells
Retro Looks in the Modern World Bobbins And Bombshells
Retro Looks in the Modern World Bobbins And Bombshells

Bobbins: Photographer John Rawlings

John Rawlings was one of the most prolific fashion photographers of the Mid-Century. In a career spanning from the 1930's through the 1960's he shot over 200 covers for Vogue and Glamour. He experimented with light, color, and shadow much like his contemporaries at the time (Horst P. Horst, Irving Penn, and Hoyningen-Heune) but unlike them, he brought a truly American sensibility to his photos. This became one of the smartest moves Conde-Nast would make helping define the American look in fashion over several decades. 

These are some of my favorites. It was really hard to choose! 

Bombshells: Flapper Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford was destined and determined to be a star. To get herself noticed she became a Flapper along the likes of Clara Bow. She was signed to MGM in 1925 and started her career in silent movies. I love the Joan Crawford of the 1920's and 1930's. When we think of Joan Crawford, we think of a severe glamour of the 1940's, we think of Mommie Dearest. In her early career she was spirited, relaxed and very stylish!

A young Crawford with a blonde bob! 

Pencil thin brows. So glamorous! 

A quintessential Flapper! 

Those eyes! 

Even glamorous in relaxed American sportswear. 


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