Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Dresses - 1933

How things have changed in 6 short years! Hemlines have plunged, waists are back at their normal place, and arms have emerged from shorter sleeves. Here, dresses for the heat of summer from 1933.

Jane Duverne black and white silk dress.

Colette Goupy black georgette dress with printed crepe de chine sash and hat covering.

Georgette Renal black and white rayon crepe dress.

Marcel Rochas sleevless printed white satin dress with matching 3/4 coat.

Yvonne D'angel rayon crepe dress in black with green and white print.
The matching coat is green.

All photos by D'Ora, Paris.


BaronessVonVintage said...

Love love love love love!!! I find it really interesting how the hem line dropped with the economy, as they say. I also love how there's only this brief window where this calf length hemline is at its zenith (and its that little window in fashion history that I love more than words). Thanks for these!

casey said...

These are so gorgeous (I'm really enjoying this series)! I think the second dress, with the matching hat and sash, is my favorite. So pretty!

♥ Casey
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Sheila said...

I really love seeing these old pictures. Thank you!

Aimée said...

I love the dresses!
I don't know if you will agree with me, but I think the early 20th century is the most elegant period of the history, after the baroque and the victorian one.
Nowadays fashion really sucks! It's incredibly ugly and very trashy!

Amy B.

PS: Check out my blog, too!

Gladys said...

I love these fashions. I have some wonderful pictures of my grandma and my great grandma going to church in the early 30s with dresses and matching hats and white gloves of course.

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