Posts Tagged: Vintage Clothing

Vintage 1971 Alley Cat by Betsey Johnson ‘Happy People’ Dresses

Designer Betsey Johnson was all the rage in 1971. Her bright, bold designs for Alley Cat were spectacular, and her knitwear was especially unique. While her ‘Flock of Birds’ dress has received almost iconic status, other of her lesser-known designs were also completely fabulous.  Case in point: these wonderful ‘Happy People’ Dresses from the April… Read more »

The 1934 Magical Reducing Perfolastic Girdle!

Wanting to look smooth and shapely under your clothing is nothing new, despite the current pervasiveness of Spanx and other modern shapewear. This Perfolastic Girdle ad is from the January 1934 issue of Picture Play magazine. 1930s fashions were more sleek and form-fitting than the relative bagginess of 1920s Flapper styles, so a proper foundation… Read more »

Diane Washington, Glamour Cover Girl 1970

I’ve been going through my stash of early ’70s Glamour magazines that I had the excellent foresight to save. Okay, I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to fashion magazines, but I am so glad that I have them. I feel that they provide a truer snapshot of the trends of the time,… Read more »

Vintage Leopard Print Coat Love

I have a weakness for anything leopard print. I adore it, especially if it’s vintage from a thrift store. Leopard print coats are pretty hard to find though, and if I run across one I usually snap it up. I do have a short leopard print jacket from the ’50s that’s pretty cool. However, it… Read more »