Daytime into evening glamour for some well-dressed women back in the day. I just love the details and distinctive style of these.
Unmistakably true vintage, they’re extremely versatile today when we might wear them with anything from jeans to evening clothing. And, of course, a perfect final touch to any period costume.
Naturally, they’re beautifully finished inside, with the original owner’s initials sewn to the lining. The little pockets on the front of the cape are an interesting feature – and that BIG button closure – AND the huge cuffs on the ’40’s jacket – LOVE!
Since supporting the current market for new furs is a major no-no for anyone who values animal rights, as I do, I’m grateful for the excellent imitation furs that are being made now and that the sales of new real furs seem to be diminishing – at least in the U.S. I hope that’s true.
It’s OK to enjoy these pretty designs from a half-century ago for their place in fashion history and beautiful craftsmanship. I never get tired of wondering and imagining about the origins and histories of the lovely garments I find, and how to wear them now . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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