Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fashions of the 30's... My new favorite

Delicate details
delicate fabrics
Love the style of this coat
and the color...yummy!
I love fashion. contrary to what I may go around in (usually jeans and plain top). I love old fashion. My Mother-in-law at times brings out her old photo albums and It is like looking through an old magazine. She is now 82 and still stylish. Back then (in the 30's and 40's) she was the perfect model in those pictures of the fashions I love. I adore the fact that ladies wore gloves when they left the house. And the hats! I love the fact that men wore suits and hats too;  Even to go to the movies. Recently I have been obsessed with a new show to me but perhaps not to you. Wind at my back. It is set in the 30's and it is being shown on the Inspiration channel (Insp) and ( I highly recommend it). It sort of reminds me of the Walton's but with much better clothes and a bit more exciting! The stories seem to be continued almost like a soap instead of just stories that are resolved in the hour. One of the main characters Grace (played by Kathryn Greenwood) is dressed in the most beautiful clothes. The shoes are just so cute and strappy and the hats...please bring back those hats. They are simply adorable. The casual pants women wore were high but not matronly at all. Slip dresses were covered in beautiful see through knits that read so dainty and fine on screen. In my late teens I would visits a lot of thrifts stores. One in particular seemed to have a lot of items from estate sales. I remember buying a 50's pink angora sweater with the most gorgeous bead work I  had ever seen. I then remember buying a sweet 50's wide skirt (without the crinoline) maroon dress which I wore to a wedding. I look at old pictures of this show and yearn for those styles to come back. I wore that angora sweater all the time was accidentally put in the wash. Even Barbie couldn't wear it after that. I'm off to watch about ten minutes of that show (DVR best invention EVER) before I fall asleep and spill buttered popcorn on my already stained t-shirt.
The collar was frilly but not clownish

I love the fact that gloves
were always worn


  1. i know nothing of fashion i'm a jeans/t-shirt kind of girl

  2. I often think I was born in the wrong era!!!

  3. Love some of the dresses and the cuts are so amazing. I wish I could pull them off. That coat really is awesome!

  4. Hi Joanne,
    I write blogs for and I came across this post about your love of the show's fashion. I hope you don't mind, but I incorporated parts of your blog into one for Sullivan Entertainment's website. It's always nice to hear why fans appreciate the show. Here's the link:

    Thanks for your comments!

  5. I love this show, as well as the outfits worn. They are selling some of them here at Still the if anyone is interested.


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