Category Archives: What She Wore

What She Wore…Wednesday March 11, 1914

on March 11, 2020

From the Washington (District of Columbia) Times…New Spring Silk Frocks!

“Choose from materials such as taffeta silk, charmeuse, and silk crepe in styles and colors suitable for street or evening wear. Among the colors are new blues, soft greens, wisteria, tango, elephant’s breath, burgundy: also the pastel shades for evening wear.”

Tango?

From the Pantene website (2012): “Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward. ‘Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it.’”

What She Wore…Wednesday February 26, 1908

on February 25, 2020

Fresh from New York City (and The Evening World newspaper), it’s Bloomingdales, selling $18 & $20 Taffeta and Satin Foulard Dresses at – – – $10.75!

 

 

What She Wore…Wednesday February 19, 1947

on February 25, 2020

Ladies! Here’s a Well-Cut Frock from the Fort Myers, Florida News-Press!

“Here’s a most attractive tub frock with just the practical features you need for workaday wear: Front-button closing, easy fullness below the shoulder yoke, action back, big pockets and a sash to fit the waistline.”

What She Wore…Wednesday February 12, 1919

on February 12, 2020

The (Munster, Indiana) Times suggests that Your Valentine wants 51-Gauge Crepe Ringless Chiffons @ 59 cents a pair.

“51-gauge beautiful chiffons–aristocrats of the hosiery world–available at this extremely low price only because of tiny irregularities!”

 

Just what would these chiffons costs if there were no irregularities at all?

What She Wore…Wednesday February 5, 1919

on February 5, 2020

“A Well Proportioned Figure is Always Attractive!” (So says the Wichita (Kansas) Daily Eagle of February 5, 1919.)

“Good-looking women vary in type, but their proportions are always good. Great numbers of them wear Nemo Corsets.

NEMO CORSETS, $3.50 and up.

NEMO BRASSIERES, $1.00, $1/50 and up.”

What She Wore…Wednesday January 29, 1936

on January 29, 2020

What she wore AFTER she “made this model at home” from The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana):

“Why is the morning brighter? Because it’s both pleasant and easy to slip into this crisp and youthful house frock, knowing one is smartly and becomingly attired for “at home” hours. Truly a beginner’s fashion, with but five easy pieces to cut and fit together, it takes practically no time to run it up on the machine and the cost is just next to nothing at all. Hasn’t the yoke a decorative zig-zag cut? It’s easy and inexpensive to accent, too, with a quartet of bright shiny buttons. Beauticians and other such professionals will find it as practical a uniform as the housewife does a duty frock. Choose pre-shrunk broadcloth or poplin.”

What She Wore…Wednesday January 15, 1908

on January 15, 2020

 

What She Wore underneath it all–courtsey of the Davenport (Iowa) Democrat and Leader–is so luscious that I just have to include the second half of the advertisement!

 

What She Wore…Wednesday January 15, 1896

on January 15, 2020

 

You might already know that most of the clothing advertisements in late 19th Century newspapers did not display many illustrations. And so it was in the Wednesday January 15 1896 issue of the Valley Spirit from Chambersburg, PA–the clothing advertisements were text only.

The Battle Ax Plug Tobacco advertisement was another story. It featured a smiling carriage pusher wearing exuberant mutton-sleeves, the fullest-skirt-ever, and a veiled & be-ribboned hat. FASHION!

What She Wore…Wednesday January 8, 1936

on January 8, 2020

From the pages of the Miami (Florida) Daily News

“The restaurant ensemble which caused such a furor when first shown in Paris promises to continue in favor throughout the winter months. Velvet is the favored fabric for these costumes, and while many of them are entirely of that material, in so far as gown and jacket are concerned, some of the smartest have bodices of brocade, lame and other rich fabrics. These are particularly nice for those occasions when the wearer wishes to dine informally and then go on to a more formal function—for, with the removal of the jacket, the dress is then a distinctly evening affair.”