’60’s – ’70’s RETRO 1940’s HIGH-WAIST GORED SKIRT

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NOT AS OLD AS I USUALLY LIKE, BUT WHEN I SAW THIS I SAID TO MYSELF “I’LL WEAR THIS A LOT!”  NEEDS A LITTLE CLEANING, BUT NO BIG DEAL.

SOOOO, IT’S BEEN ADDED TO MY CLOSET AND BECOMES MORE VERSATILE EVERY TIME I LOOK AT IT.  STYLES LIKE THIS WERE REALLY POPULAR IN THE LATE 1960’S AND EARLY 1970’S AND, OF COURSE, DURING THEIR FIRST(?) INCARNATION IN THE 1940’S.

STILL HAVEN’T LOOKED AT IT WITH ALL OF MY BLOUSES AND JACKETS – WHICH ONES? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

BLOG:  MAGICVINTAGESPY.COM

 

TRUE VINTAGE SEVENTIES DOES FORTIES BLOUSE AND HIGH-WAIST PANTS

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Two finds from the 1970’s, put together perfectly.  I love the cute 1940’s vibe;  these pieces were made in the early 1970’s when that style was revived.  The shirt was from Sears Junior Bazaar and the slacks made by a company called Beeline. How fun!

The pants are long, so they’re great with platform sandals – another thing popular at that time – also part of the 1940’s retro thing.  As a true vintage sleuth, it’s so fun to watch how the styles go around and come around again.

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

BLOG:  MAGICVINTAGESPY.COM

TRUE VINTAGE SEVENTIES DOES FORTIES BLOUSE AND HIGH-WAIST PANTS

TRUE VINTAGE SEVENTIES DOES FORTIES BLOUSE AND HIGH-WAIST PANTS.

TRUE VINTAGE CUFFED HIGH-WAIST PANTS FROM THE EARLY 1970’S IN A SUMMER RED GINGHAM CHECK

TRUE VINTAGE CUFFED HIGH-WAIST PANTS FROM THE EARLY 1970'S IN A SUMMER RED GINGHAM CHECK.

“WE WEAR SHORT-SHORTS!” TRUE VINTAGE BOBBIE BROOKS FROM THE 1950’s

I think that this was a line from a novelty song of the 1940’s or 1950’s. There are several of you who I know specialize in those decades. Can you help me out?

It’s 30 degrees Fahrenheit warmer (hotter!) today!! So, time for a contrast in clothing. More little cuties – these short shorts are from the mid-’50s, made by Bobbie Brooks. Remember the swimsuit I showed a few days ago with the metal zip in the center back? Well, these have the same feature (notice in this back view). You can see a hanging loop peeking out, too. Such attention to detail, even in a simple everyday garment!

They also have a high waist which, in my opinion, is much more flattering than the super-low-rise stuff that’s been on the market for several years. Gingham checks have been popular for decades and were really big in the ’40’s, ’50’s, and early ’60’s. I really like the blue edging around the waistline, too.

Back then, they made lots of really cute play-suits and play-clothes of all kinds. And, they were really nicely tailored in good quality fabrics, often with super-fun prints. Vintage clothing always makes me smile! Can’t get too much of that . . . . . . . . .

Morgana Martin, the Magicvintagespy
Blog: Magicvintagespy.com
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