One of the main reasons I think many of us are drawn to old photographs is the fashion. While old movies and patterns are great insight into periods of interest, photos are the perfect looking glass because they reflect real people in real clothes. So here is a sampling (with more to come!) of some of the fashionable ladies I have collected…
I adore this woman in her pantsuit! It’s pretty crazy fantastic!
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15 comments on “Real Fashionable Ladies”
Gorgeous! That pantsuit is amazing and I love the flower detail on that other dress.
I’m just in love with that second photo of the woman in the pants, or pyjamas. Whoever sewed it really knew how to match the plaid.
I love old photographs for the same reason! And the hair, it’s always so nice to see how normal, everyday women wore their hair. I love the photo of the woman with the veil and the corded detail on her suit! So pretty.
Absolutely awesome post, honey! Much like you, I draw a tremendous amount of inspiration from real world women of the past. Sure, I love looking at vintage starlets as much as the next gal, but I feel like I can related to, and connect with, “ordinary” (as in, not famous) ladies of the past so much more and as such I will always have the softest of spots in my heart for beautiful photos like these.
Love the lady in the gorgeous hat (the 4th photo) she just looks divine.
The lady in the veiled hat looks a bit like Barbara Stanwyck don’t you think?? I love seeing these old photos, and it’s particularly nice when ladies from other ethnic backgrounds are included because you just don’t get to see them in vintage magazines and adverts from the eras.
The lady labelled as ‘Mary’ and I would love to recreate the hair and hat of the lady in the 4th photo from the top.They’re all great though.
Thanks for sharing these great pickies. I am dying to know what is stitched/printed onto Mary’s pocket? xx Shauna
What a great collection of images. I adore the pantsuit and the lady in the veiled hat is amazing, so much great inspiration.
My favorite is the dress in the first photo, love, love those pockets!!
Love them! It’s my favorite to see real women, too. What they wore and how they styled their hair in particular. I so want to give two thumbs up to the woman in the amazing pants suit, holy cow!! And I love Ann with her touseled curls (Ann, you’re a woman after my own hair)… looks a bit like there’s a UFO in the back right of the photo if you just glance and don’t realize it’s attached to the tower. lol!
Great collection. I loved looking at these, it is great to see what people really wore and how they styled it.
Love the photos of the mothers. The last one reminds me of my daughter, I used to dress her in the little shorty dresses and knee highs. My mom just sent me a box of old family photos. There is beautiful pictures of girls/women in those drop waist dresses, from the 20’s/30’s I believe? I use them to decorate my vanity. Love old photos!
These are so fabulous! Thank you for sharing them! These ladies have real style & pizazz!
I love the 2 mos/6 days old picture. What a cutie pie!