1935 Women’s Dresses and Fashion

1935 Women’s Dresses and Fashion
This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series 1935 Chicago Mail Order Company Catalog

All those ruffles and the elegant 1930s silhouette! Totally Old Hollywood Glamor, glamorous movie star inspired. Feminine. Caped back dresses and fancy collars! “Mannish” two piece outfits (which look like our modern skirt suit outfits)… The nautical inspired styles, and the liberal use of crepe fabrics (no wonder few pieces of clothing have survived).

Especially interesting is a sport dress advertising a “suntan back” which opens up so that you can get tanned and show a healthy glow!

There are only two pants outfits for sale in this set of scans, and I think they’re the only pants advertised in the whole catalog.

Below are 7 pages of ladies fashion advertisements from the 1935 Chicago Mail Order Catalog.

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About The Author

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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