>Play and Sports Togs- 1939

>Summer’s a comin’!  I just got a new old catalog in the mail the other day from 1939 and I’m tickled pink by all the fun playclothes that are in the pages.  Aren’t these too divine?  I’ve been noticing a fad in ’38 and ’39 to have appliques of all sorts of novelty motifs on mostly house dresses and playclothes but every once in a while on day dresses as well.  Isn’t  it wildly fun?  I love the snake charmer and desert scene on the high waist trousers.  I think I might need to make myself a set of those!  I really could wish for one of everything- this is vintage I could sink my teeth into and wear every day without a thought!  And the hair- curl it if you wish, or just pull it back and throw a kerchief on, or pull it up in a back twist or a snood and just do a little roll in the front!

12 Comments on >Play and Sports Togs- 1939

  1. Wearing History
    May 27, 2010 at 9:08 pm (14 years ago)

    >Very true, Latter Day Flapper! That's one of my favorite movie costumes EVER.

  2. Andi B. Goode
    May 28, 2010 at 6:57 am (14 years ago)

    >Ohhh. So so cute!-Andi x

  3. Miss CherryBubbles
    May 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm (14 years ago)

    >I love the word "togs" – it sounds so playful and fun ;) And those are all very cute togs – I want one of each too!

  4. Java Bean Rush
    May 28, 2010 at 5:23 pm (14 years ago)

    >I saw the thumbnail version of that picture above on my reading list and thought it a poster for a Deanna Durbin film I missed.Durbin would wear lots of highwaisted outfits with bolero jackets in the 1930s.What fun to have that catalog.

  5. Steph
    May 30, 2010 at 8:47 am (14 years ago)

    >Ooooh! Pinstriped vestee! Cummerbunds!

  6. Andi B. Goode
    June 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm (14 years ago)

    >Hi! I was wondering if I could use a photo of you in a blog post – inspiration in an outfit post. Hopefully it's more on the side of flattering as opposed to creepy/single white female. (It's from an event – with the brown plaid blouse?). Of course I'd link to your blog but I thought I should ask first?-Andi xPS I hope this makes sense – it's been a super long day today!

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