>Colorful Ensembles- Spring and Summer 1936

>A slight detour from the winter weather, I had to share this page from the Spring and Summer 1936 Bella Hess catalog I just recieved in the mail today.  I actually squealed with delight as I opened it to the first page and saw this page and haven’t looked at the rest of the catalog! I ran over to the computer to share.

You know how everyone has dream outfits?  The top left two are mine.  Scrumptious! I wish they would magically appear in my closet and winter or not I’d be parading around town in these with pride.  Doesn’t the girl on the left look very Myrna Loy?  I *love* the wild colors of the ensemble.  And can’t you imagine the sailor suit with bakelite anchors for trim?  Yes, please!

13 Comments on >Colorful Ensembles- Spring and Summer 1936

  1. eileensbasement
    December 10, 2010 at 2:54 am (6 years ago)

    >Beautiful, thanks for sharing :) They're so delightful. I don't think there's a better word to describe them. I like the brown with the yellow and orange best!

  2. Lorie B
    December 10, 2010 at 3:41 am (6 years ago)

    >You know Lauren…you bum me out sometimes with these old catalog posts. What I wouldn't give for some of those lovely outfits, and the SHOES!….I sometimes swear if I ever get RICH I am going to start my own classic clothing line and accesories line. Thanks for sharing, however. I may have to get a new keyboard for drolling all over this one, LOL.

  3. Debi
    December 10, 2010 at 7:58 am (6 years ago)

    >Oh! I LOVE these! Especially the pumpkin blouse and brown skirt. Oh and the little anchors on the blue number are so great!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. BaronessVonVintage
    December 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm (6 years ago)

    >Oh boy, Myrna Loy, indeed! The two frocks at top right first caught my eye, but once I looked at the close up of the sailor dress, I almost double swooned!

  5. daisydonut
    December 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm (6 years ago)

    >Thank you for showing these. My favourite is the red dress.

  6. Retro Chick
    December 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm (6 years ago)

    >Oh that's so gorgeous, and makes me long for warmer days *sigh*

  7. Charleybrown
    December 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm (6 years ago)

    >Lovely! I like the skirts on all of them!

  8. casey
    December 13, 2010 at 12:11 pm (6 years ago)

    >Oh my golly–I want to snatch up that nautical outfit on the top left straight-away! lol. The little anchor tie-ends are too darling. Thanks for sharing these, Lauren–you have the best collection of vintage ephemera!♥ Casey | blog

  9. couturetteinenglish
    December 13, 2010 at 4:28 pm (6 years ago)

    >Oh, that sailor blouse is so cute! Thanks for sharing these inspirations with us.

  10. zeldafitz79
    December 15, 2010 at 4:15 pm (6 years ago)

    >Look how gorgeous these colors are! I always get a kick out of watching my 30's movies and imagining what color they would be if the film wasn't black and white. So pretty!

  11. The Dreamstress
    December 25, 2010 at 5:06 am (6 years ago)

    >*drool* I need that red french crepe dress RIGHT NOW!

  12. zeldafitz79
    April 7, 2011 at 11:40 pm (5 years ago)

    >Look how gorgeous these colors are! I always get a kick out of watching my 30's movies and imagining what color they would be if the film wasn't black and white. So pretty!

  13. Charleybrown
    April 7, 2011 at 11:40 pm (5 years ago)

    >Lovely! I like the skirts on all of them!

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