>It’s still cold and snowy in so much of the world- so I thought you might enjoy some vintage ladies to match the weather! We’ve got an unusual trio today. I tend to horde sportswear and summery photographs but I found three ladies who had winter wear on that I thought you might enjoy.
The first gal we have is in the only dated photograph. On the back is written “Alberta 1925.” It could be Alberta, Canada- or perhaps her name is Alberta. Whichever, at least we have a date! In my opinion she is the most fashionably put together of the three ladies. Her coat is probably of dark wool or velvet with pintucked details around he hem and sleeves with big turn back cuffs and fur accents at the collar and in a band near the bottom of the coat. The collar of the coat was the type that could be left open, as she is shown, or fasten up close around the neck. Just divine! Her hat looks to me as though it was probably made of velvet with a large turn back brim in silk and is decorated with little faux flowers. And her shoes do not look very warm for walking about in the snow and ice! They look to be of leather with a strap across the front and what I initially thought might have been fishnet stockings are actually what look like a cotton rib (see the wrinkles near the ankles). Also check out her interesting little purse.
Our next heroine is wearing a very fun outfit that I would say dates her to around 1933. She’s got coat that looks like it was either velvet or some sort of short fur with a large fur collar and cuffs. Under this she’s wearing a wildly bold jumper with pleats at the side fronts over a light colored blouse with a rounded collar. Over the jumper she’s tied a long scarf (which looks to me like it might have been red or green). Add her little jaunty cap with faux wings at the front and her lace up oxfords and she’s a darling picture of early 1930s style. She reminds me very much of a young Barbara Stanwyck with her marcel wave and her features.