Everyday Style & Fashion Trends In The 1930's

Created on May 12, 2016 by Kathy Pinna
House dresses for the morning, afternoon dresses for going out, glamorous evening dresses and fur . . . women's fashion was expanding in the 1930's. During this decade, women still made their own clothing (lots of examples below, including a real sack dress) but manufactured dresses also came into their own and were actually cheaper. (A dress for 49 cents - Really? That’s under $8.00 in today’s dollars! See page 3.) This was a beautiful time for dressing and still influences designers today.

Vogue dress patterns

Vogue patterns for the 1930's

Love hats with veils!

Mary F Travolino

Australian fashion magazine

Audrey Jessica Jewson

At the (air) races

Fern Heuman (Jordan) & Miny Poe, 1936

Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

Marlene really wore men's suits before women suits became readily available.

Butterick dress patterns

Butterick patterns for 1930's dresses

"For the woman with white hair" - ie, older and heavier!


Foreshadowing the 1940's car hop look

Linna Louise Ayers
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