I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine’s Day♥ with a special someone or spent time with family or friends. I got to enjoy a long weekend with my family. Today’s post is going to be featuring fashion of the 1930s and we’ll be focusing on dresses. I decided each week will be a new decade but it will feature dresses since it’s my favorite piece of clothing!
Unfortunately, in this decade was during the Great Depression which was devastating to many people. Fortunately, during this time fashion wasn’t compromised.
This decade was big into shoulders, fur, (which surprised me especially during this time, I assumed affluent or celebrities wore fur) shirt dresses, (which I love!) the Indian Saree, and figure-hugging dresses were all the rage.
Hats were an essential fashion accessory. During this time, a famous costume designer Adrian Greenberg who was most know for his work on the Wizard of Oz started a fashion trend of a tipped hat worn by famous actress Greta Garbo in a movie.
In 1939, the still famous movie Gone with the Wind came out and Scarlett O’Hara’s “barbecue dress” became insanely popular. This dress was copied numerous times.
Here is a more formal version of the backyard “barbecue dress”
Dresses or suits with big sleeves were popular. A bold hat was used to completed the look.
Dresses throughout the 1930s showcased a women’s curves in figure hugging dresses. Clothing designer Madeleine Vionnet made the bias cut dress en vogue. Unlike the previous decade, dresses were long again.Well there you have it! Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I had fun researching the fashion during this time. 🙂
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