Some vintage fashion inspiration for your Monday morning! This time from early spring 1947 with lots of spring and summer pieces. I just ordered some fabric for my summer sewing projects, and some of these looks are really appealing to me! We’ll see if any translate into my wardrobe this year…
I’m not sure I’d wear the whole head-to-toe look (eyelet blouse, hair bow and ruffled skirt), but I love the skirt! This sort of “faux bustle” effect was a trend of the late 40s, inspired by Victorian era looks.
While these nail polish shades are nowhere near as wild as the colors from earlier in the decade, they are lovely nonetheless.
I never tire of sharing saddle shoe ads with you! I’ve been wearing mine a lot lately; it just seems spring is perfect for the snappier kicks. The novelty style with names printed on the uppers is really cute!
I have a feeling I may have shared this one before, but if I have hopefully it’ll just be a refresher of an adorable dress! Novelty prints are so fun, and I think this one has to be on my list of top 10 favorites. (I need to get a hang of Spoonflower and start making some 40s inspired prints of my own…)
Something useful! Dress shields are still to be found to this day, but grippers to help keep blouses smooth and tucked are a bit harder to come by. (Though I’ve seen similar in military uniform shops in the Marines uniforms section…) I’ve seen some of the vintage ones online, but I suspect the rubber would have deteriorated too much to use… (Though maybe one could figure out how to make a modern version?)
Have a lovely Monday, friends!