Apr 17, 2022

Chicago Mail Order Co. 1922

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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Mar 20, 2022

Modenschau – March 1932

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?"

Feb 20, 2022

Hamilton Garment Co. 1922

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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Jan 22, 2022

Modenschau – January 1933

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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Dec 24, 2021

La Coquette – December 1926

The French fashion magazine La Coquette No. 167 for December 1926 displayed on 28 pages some 100 models of afternoon dresses, winter coats, street costumes and wedding dresses as well as elegant evening and ball gowns for festive dance events at the turn of the year 1926/27.

One color page presents an impressive period dress for the evening, which broke the straight fashion line of the time with its baroque-like flared skirt.

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