Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Game Day Fashion - 1936


In 1936, women wore skirts and dresses to football games. I doubt football season lasted into February back then, but Fall can get pretty darned chilly for some of us. Featured here are some game day fashions that are warm and attractive at the same time. Let them inspire you to stand out at your next game! Shown above, a cashmere jersey dress in brilliant green with football shaped buttons down the front.

A tangerine wool suit is worn with a yellow turtleneck sweater and a wolf fur stole. Pin a huge spider mum to your lapel and don't forget your compact!
Sally Milgrim offered a wool boucle swagger coat lined in the same green angora/wool that fashions the dress. The coat's collar can be buttoned up tight around the neck. Take a wool blanket to keep those stockinged legs warm!

How about a burgundy herringbone wool suit with notched lapels and flap pockets worn over a blue wool knit blouse. A blue hat and gloves complete the look.

On the right - The green suede jacket sports wool tweed lapels that match the skirt.
On the left - Green plaid wool homespun fashions a "chest warmer" gilet with matching skirt. The same plaid lines the brown coat. Shown below is another view of the gilet or dickey, which is worn over a sweater and closes at the back of the neck and back of the waist. Clever!

3 comments:

Suzanne said...

As usual, an enlightening post! What's funny to me is - I've gone to many of football games in the 1980s at the big state "U"s and I would NEVER wear cashmere or any garment I actually cared about. And the colors I wore were exclusively (exhaustively!) team colors rather than the beautiful variety of autumn colors pictured.

I am guessing the 1930s "fans" were a good deal more civilized. One would hope there were also fewer incidents of beer/chili-dog-flinging.

Gladys said...

I am loving the suede coat and plaid skirt.

I remember going to my college homecoming game in a skirt and sweater. I was frozen stiff by the time I got out of there. Good thing my date brought a flask. ;)

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

One of the first dates I ever went on with my first husband was to a Red Sox game in the spring. It was a drizzly, cold day in Boston and I wore a mini skirt with knee socks. I froze through the whole game and was miserable. Ahhh, young love. It'll make you stupid!

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