Posts Tagged: Vintage Clothing

Those Fabulously Swell Vintage 1939 Shoes!

The shoes from the ’30s were incredibly stylish!  These ads, from May, 1939 feature the outrageously beautiful shoes that the average American ’30s woman had to chose from.  This Red Cross Shoes ad displays their “brilliantly designed” and “superbly tailored” shoes made for dress, sports and walking.  The artistic detailing of each shoe is amazing. … Read more »

Groovy 70s Crocheted Poncho and Lacy Flare Pants Pattern

This is about the grooviest crochet pattern I’ve run across!  Crocheted in cotton twine or knitting worsted yarn, the deep-pointed poncho is two straight pieces, sewn together.  Hip-snug lacy pants have an opaque pattern at top, drawstring waist, and flare slightly below knee. Out of sight, man! Download pattern here: Poncho and Pants Crochet Pattern… Read more »

Vintage 1970 Ribbon Dance Dress Crochet Pattern

This Ribbon Dance Dress from 1970 is really lovely.  It has almost a 1920’s Flapper look to it, which is perfect for the current Great Gatsby vibe in fashion.  The Ribbon dress, shown in vibrant pink, has a lowered waistline and flippy skirt.  A drawstring makes the top slightly blouson.  Shells are worked in rows… Read more »

Norma Jean Before Marilyn

I usually do a Marilyn Monroe post on our shared birthday, June 1st, but I decided to wait a couple days and look back on Marilyn before she was MARILYN. I have this wonderful book by Andre de Dienes, Marilyn – Mon Amour – The private album of Andre de Dienes, her preferred photographer.  In… Read more »

The Abominable 1973 Fuzzy Coat!

I love 70s clothing for the most part.   I spent the 70s in high school, college, traveling abroad, and first jobs, and loved the folksy, boho, disco vibe of the clothes.  But then there are some clothing items that stop me dead in my tracks and I shout “what the hell were they thinking?!”…. Read more »

Emilio Pucci For Formfit Rogers Lingerie 1969

Italian designer, Emilio Pucci, noted for his fabulous psychedelic prints, did a lingerie line for Formfit Rogers in the 60s.  This ad from the September 1969 issue of Seventeen magazine is the only one that I’ve found advertising the EPFR line.  In the blue and pink palettes of the Taormina print, The Panty Girdle ($15),… Read more »