Skirts thru sportswear – definitions and illustrations

Skirts thru sportswear – definitions and illustrations

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This entry is part 4 of 21 in the series The Language of Fashion - 1939 Fashion Dictionary

It’s interesting to see the types of skirts, sleeves, and sportswear illustrated and defined! Hopefully this helps you in identifying and describing vintage clothing… I can’t help but read thru this fashion dictionary and learn as I scan and post these pages!

Here are pages describing and defining such things as: pannier skirts, peg skirts, tunic skirts, swing skirts, angel sleeves, shoulder puff sleeves, Virago sleeves, leg of mutton sleeves, Dolman sleeves, Mexican Huaraches, smock frocks, Scotch snood (vs the Modern snood), Bathing Costume of 1909 compared to the One Piece Bathing Suit of 1938, play suit of the 1920s, skating costume of 1938… and more!

Series Navigation<< Types of Stitches thru Tunics & TurbansTypes of Satin continued thru Silhouette descriptions and illustrations >>

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Jessica Kay Murray

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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