Today it’s a bit gloomy; warm, but the sun is playing hide and seek. Later this week it’s supposed to be sunny and warm, giving us a bit of a summer tease! So I thought in honor of this wacky, warm-then-cool weather, I’d share a few early 1950s summer fashion scans with you!
I love these brightly colored, Claire McCardell-esque summer cottons! The yellow-gold playsuit has to be my favorite; would still look sweet today during a summertime trip to the beach.
Be sure to enlarge these to see the dress details. The red plaid dress is especially fetching with a series of black buttons along the hip for some added emphasis (remember that in the 50s large hips weren’t a “bad” thing!).
Espadrilles are always a summer classic, and I love these with interchangeable laces! Such cute footwear from the classic Kedettes label.
A couple of gorgeous, organdy dresses. I love the sharp, exaggerated collar and cuffs on the plaid dress–very striking!
It’s still a tiny bit too chilly to think of swimsuits here (or I might just be too much of a chicken! hehe.), but 50s swimsuits are still my dream swimwear! (Thankfully, there are many companies that are making vintage inspired swimwear now, so there are options!)
More 50s swimwear inspiration, this time from the classic Jantzen label! I love the suit in the background–though it had to have had some serious boning in the bodice to keep that up. hehe. You could also get matching swimcaps back then!
I hope you enjoyed these scans! Any summery styles that are catching your eye today?