May 22, 2022

The Designer – May 1916

Summer fashion in 1916 was dominated by the war crinoline. The issue of the U.S. fashion and women's magazine The Designer for May 1916 shows, partly in color, the latest day, summer and afternoon dresses with wide skirts.

One article was devoted to the "Woman at the Steering-Wheel." Ads promoted Munsing Wear, Congoleum rugs, Pussywillow face powder, Coca-Cola, Kodak, and Willys-Overland automobiles.

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Apr 17, 2022

Chicago Mail Order Co. 1922

On 298 pages, the Chicago Mail Order Co. catalog for spring and summer 1922 presented the latest Parisian women's fashions as well as men's and children's clothing. The calf-length robe de style or basque dress with flared, wide skirt dominated the women's dress offerings. Turbans with hackle feathers and women's hats with opulent ostrich feathers or fruits and foliage were all the rage in spring 1922.

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Mar 20, 2022

Modenschau – March 1932

Fashion in the spring of 1932 showed the high, tight waist, broadened shoulders and more than calf-length skirt. The Modenschau No. 231 of March 1932 shows dresses for the morning, afternoon tea and the first warm days of spring. Coats made of impregnated fabrics and ensembles complete the selection.

Articles reported on "The Magnificent Garbo," "German Easter Traditions," or explored the question of whether "working women [should] marry?"

Feb 20, 2022

Hamilton Garment Co. 1922

The catalog of the Hamilton Garment Co. department and mail-order house for spring and summer 1922 presented, in addition to the shorter calf-length skirt, many models with a low waistline. Fashionable was the robe de style dress with tightly cut bodice and baroque-like wide skirt with ample fabric fullness. While coats showed up a few inches shorter than skirts, the first hats were offered specifically for "bobbed hair."

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Jan 22, 2022

Modenschau – January 1933

By the turn of 1932/33, puffed sleeves and the broadened shoulder line became increasingly popular. The January 1933 issue of Modenschau No. 241 presented some 150 models of dresses for day, afternoon and visiting, as well as evening dresses, ladies' coats, costumes for carnival or communion dresses for girls. One article asked the controversial question "Should women leave the labor force?"

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