Monday, February 06, 2012

Plaids and Checks for Spring, 1959

While plaids are often associated with dressing for fall, there are some that are perfect harbingers of spring.  Think houndstooth checks in black and white or pastel colors.  Think plaids in paler, more muted tones like tans, blues, aquas or pinks.  Think plaids and checks in small or micro scale.  Think lighter weight tropical wools or rayons.  Think plaids and checks for spring!  The looks today are from Spring 1959.

Jane Derby fashioned this suit of a houndstooth check in black, white and brown.  The bodice of the dress is beige wool jersey.  Love the fringed effect at the edges.  Huge leather bag for travel by Mark Cross.

Maurice Rentner beige and white check wool suit worn with a white crepe blouse.  This suit would have likely been designed by Bill Blass before his name was put on the label.

Pattulo-Jo Copeland red and white micro check wool suit is as perfect for travel as it is for the office or the Easter holidays.


Harry Frechtel wool and mohair tweed suit in a mix of coral and white.  Worn with a matching hat and scarf.  That's another travel bag by Mark Cross.

Houndstooth is the perfect choice for your spring coat.  This one by Jack Sarnoff is fashioned of gold and white wool.

5 comments:

Mary said...

All so beautiful. I'm thinking Audrey Hepburn and Lauren Bacall. :)

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Both very sophisticated ladies who could certainly do these looks justice!

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

Love these photos. So inspirational, classic and timeless. Houndstooth will definitely be on my wishlist for spring!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

You can't go wrong with a classic like houndstooth!

deang said...

That Marcel Marceau-like mask of white makeup is sooooo 1950s.

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