Frank Sinatra takes wife Ava Gardner’s coat after arriving for rehearsals for the Gala Midnight Matinee in aid of the National Playing Fields Association, Dec. 9, 1951
Filson Plaid Cruiser
Street style, circa 1940s
Silk Dress | c. 1830 | Met
To start off the brief guide of fashion transformation from the 1830s through the rest of the 19th century, we have a gorgeous example from the beginning of the decade!
In the 1820s, the familiar empire silhouette began to show changes that would lead to this style. Slowly, waistlines began to drop, shoulders and skirts to widen, and hair began to rise!
With the lowering of the fashionable waistline back to the natural waist, the corset as most view it began to evolve. In this period, however, they were mainly stiffened with cording, and later light whalebone. Sleeves were held out with supports and skirts only with petticoats, as seen here.
Plaid skirt and matching shoes from Life Magazine, 1948.
This portrait was shot on the Fox lot while filming The Happy Pest. (1921)
Plaid flannel wiggle dress on Etsy, c. 1950s