21 December 2010

In the Blue Room







Images from Woman's Journal 1927, found in my boyfriend's great auntie's attic.

11 comments:

  1. Oh those are breathtaking. Really makes me wish I didn't have such large hips, I'd be a Twenties gal instead of the Forties and Fifties that I find flatter my figure the best!

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  2. Oh, I'd love to sojourn in the Blue room right now. Great dress inspiration!!

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  3. so beautiful. in the 80s the drop waist came back and as a girl those were my favorite dresses to wear. i called them my flapper dresses and i wore them with cowboy boots. and i agree with eileensbasement: wth did women with big hips wear in the 20s?

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  4. Oh yes I second @Penny Dreadful's swoon!
    ~Alana

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  5. Beautiful, but surely unwearable by real women? I'm reminded of Julie Andrews in Thoroughly Modern Millie and her futile efforts to get her beads to hang straight. Forgive my lack of knowledge of the history of couture, but how is a waistline that barely clears the crotch "raised"?

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  6. These are all so beautiful, I'm hard pressed to pick a favourite.

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  7. Fabulous, but alas not flattering for my body type :o( I recommend watching the US series 'Boardwalk Empire' to anyone who adores the elegant fashions (especially evening gowns) of the 1920s!

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  8. fabulous! i lovelovelove the fur trimmed coat in the 2nd scan! you have immpecable timing, i'm making my dress for a prohibition themed new year's party and i've been obsessed with looking at 20s fashion to get a better idea of how i want to design it :)

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  9. I just found your blog recently, enjoying it! Love the bow belt! These dresses would look great on you, I hope you make one or two! I know I have been concerned about hip-lines from the 20's, but sometimes if they hit you just right they can look really good!

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