Fashion from 1916 to 1933

Welcome to the successor site of! On you currently find 8137 pages with fashion illustrations from European and US-American magazines and mail-order catalogues from the time between 1916 and 1933. I wish you a lot of fun on your journey through the golden years of fashion!

  • Chicago Mail Order Co. 1922

    Apr 17, 2022 — 

    On 298 pages, the Chicago Mail Order Co. catalog for spring and summer 1922 presented the latest Parisian women's fashions as well as men's and children's clothing. The calf-length robe de style or basque dress with flared, wide skirt dominated the women's dress offerings. Turbans with hackle feathers and women's hats with opulent ostrich feathers or fruits and foliage were all the rage in spring 1922.

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  • Modenschau – March 1932

    Mar 20, 2022 — 

    Fashion in the spring of 1932 showed the high, tight waist, broadened shoulders and more than calf-length skirt. The Modenschau No. 231 of March 1932 shows dresses for the morning, afternoon tea and the first warm days of spring. Coats made of impregnated fabrics and ensembles complete the selection.

    Articles reported on "The Magnificent Garbo," "German Easter Traditions," or explored the question of whether "working women [should] marry?"

  • Hamilton Garment Co. 1922

    Feb 20, 2022 — 

    The catalog of the Hamilton Garment Co. department and mail-order house for spring and summer 1922 presented, in addition to the shorter calf-length skirt, many models with a low waistline. Fashionable was the robe de style dress with tightly cut bodice and baroque-like wide skirt with ample fabric fullness. While coats showed up a few inches shorter than skirts, the first hats were offered specifically for "bobbed hair."

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  • Modenschau – January 1933

    Jan 22, 2022 — 

    By the turn of 1932/33, puffed sleeves and the broadened shoulder line became increasingly popular. The January 1933 issue of Modenschau No. 241 presented some 150 models of dresses for day, afternoon and visiting, as well as evening dresses, ladies' coats, costumes for carnival or communion dresses for girls. One article asked the controversial question "Should women leave the labor force?"

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