As much as the fashions of the 1940's are dear to my heart, and an era of dressing choice on most days. The amazing era of fashion from the golden film age of the 1930's, is another one that I love to recreate. The bias cut fitting style of garments, and upward waistline from the low drop waist of the 1920's, fits my body type well. On occasion I get in a glamorous 1930's mood and tend to dress this way from time to time. Then again sometimes you will see me dressed in a 1960's ensemble. I just am passionate about mostly the 1920's-mid 1960's fashion, and like to change it up then and again. I also do love to study & admire some of the mid to late 1800's to early 1900's garments, but you won't see me trying to wear all those undergarments, clothing and layering on a daily basis, oh no! Just fun for a really short period of time, and I mean really short! Before the corset makes you faint!
I wish I had as many garments from the 1930's as I do from the 40's, but they are just so rare. In fact I think the day wear fashions from the 1930's, are even harder to find than the 1920's. My justification for this is women re-fashioning their garments in the later thirties, and into the "Make do and Mend" slogans of early wartime. Evening wear is still pretty available, for a hefty price. Not something I can splurge on, on a regular basis. Which brings me to show you the picture of the glorious 1930's dress, that I wore for the "Black Dress Fashion Show"!
This is just a shot my husband took of me at the event. I am still waiting for the professional pictures to come in. Which will also show the ensembles of all the girls I styled through the decades for the event. Anyway, this is the dress I wore. Hmm.. I just noticed there is some sort of strange orb in it or something, yikes!
A stunning black 1930's velvet bias cut gown, with a deco pattern of velvet cut-outs on the cape.
I paired the dress with a velvet dress beret, that has a pearl ornament in front. I also wore my Grandmother's black jet Charleston beads and deco black marcasite earrings. You can not see my shoes in this pic, but they were a pair of black 1930's inspired t-straps.
And this is what I am wearing today! Again in a 1930's mood..