Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Dots or Stripes?

Dots or stripes.  Stripes or dots.  Which of these classic patterns would you rather wear?  Today's photos are from 1956.

Junior Sophisticates silk dress in peacock blue and green stripes.  Sold for $46 in 1956 (about $383 in today's dollar.)

Young Modes blue polka dotted silk dress.  Sold for $40 in 1956 (about $333 in today's dollar.)

Junior Circle polka dotted silk dress.  Sold for $35 in 1956 (about $291 in today's dollar.)

Pat Premo black and white striped playsuit with matching skirt in cotton.  Sold for $50 in 1956 (about $416 in today's dollar.)

12 comments:

lucitebox said...

The Pat Premo for me, please. Dots vs. stripes is an interesting quandary that one of my friends was faced with recently. Dots won for her, but we both admitted to having reservations about polka dots. Based on nothing specific we could define, we both somehow believe at "a certain age" dots are can look too youthy. That doesn't shouldn't stop one from wearing them, but it was a niggling concern that we both agreed was better left behind because...well, who cares? Polka dots are fun and awesome.

I love the cut on the Young Modes dress, too. That bodice is gorgeously constructed.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I do agree that dots can be too youthful looking at times, but if you keep it to a smaller scale or lighter colors, it should be just fine. I loved Rami's version of dots for Miss Piggy on Project Runway All Stars!

Miss Rayne said...

Dots dots dots, there was a time when i never left the house without dots (or huge dots), but i quite like horizontal stripes too.

Anonymous said...

I like both, but I prefer stripes because I think a stripe offers more style possibilities: orient them vertically, horizontally, or on the bias.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I also like a combination of dots and stripes, as long as the colors co-ordinate.

Anonymous said...

If one is a little "hefty", then of course horizontal stripes are a no no. But vertical stripes can be slimming!!

Jo, Owner, CutandChicVintage.etsy.com said...

I agree, combining dots and stripes is a marvelous idea. As for me, I'm dotty for dots!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I think polka dot shoes would work great with that striped Pat Premo set.

Sheila said...

Wow! I just bought a vintage Baar and Beards scarf yesterday. I didn't know anything about it, so I googled it and your blog came up. Even more of a coincidence, I just posted some vintage photos from 1950's Spiegel and Montgomery Wards catalogs on today's post. Your blog is great. I'll be coming back.

Andi said...

Oh wow, I LOVE the Pat Premo playsuit (starting to long for warmer weather already)!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I've said over and over that someone needs to start making these playsuit sets again.

lauren said...

I'm a stripes girl myself!

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