1936. One of my all time favorite years. It’s when the Queen Mary made her maiden voyage. It’s when Raiders of the Lost Ark, my all time favorite movie, takes place. It’s a fabulous year for clothing and cars.
I kid you not, when I opened up this catalog to this page my jaw dropped. It’s pretty lucky I didn’t drool, cause I’d then have to smack myself for getting slobber on something this old.
My dream outfit. If I was of the “ladies who lunch” this outfit would be the highlight of my wardrobe. I’ll take it in green, please. And the hat! The perfect little feminine hat. Oh my goodness, so yummy I could devour the entire ensemble in a gulp. Ok, so I know the price range is not exactly high society, but this was a pretty darn good attempt by a mail order catalog at high style 1930s clothing! And heck, less money on one dress means I can get it in two colors… It would be about $76 in today’s money, less than what you’d pay at a store like Macys or Anthro.
I wonder if one of these outfits still exists out there. I always wonder that about old catalogs.