>Sailing at Noon, 1936


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One of the reasons I love 1936 is because it’s the year the Queen Mary first sailed and I love thinking of all the chic outfits women wore on board, and all the excitement that went into shopping for their wardrobes for their trip.  This is from The Womans Home Companion, November 1936.  I love the plaids and suits.  So pretty for autumn!

7 Comments on >Sailing at Noon, 1936

  1. BaronessVonVintage
    November 2, 2010 at 1:56 am (13 years ago)

    >Yes yes yes! I couldn't agree more!!

  2. casey
    November 2, 2010 at 10:58 am (13 years ago)

    >Oh my! Love these outfits so much! Especially the cape. I tried on a 40s cape last time I went vintage shopping and haven't stopped thinking about it since…♥ Casey | blog

  3. Steph
    November 2, 2010 at 11:45 am (13 years ago)

    >I wonder if it would be possible to "pull off" a cape like the one in the top picture, for normal street wear…

  4. Wearing History
    November 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm (13 years ago)

    >I'm glad you gals like it!I have every intention of making a cape sometime this fall and winter! I *love* that look. I even have a 30s cape pattern I'm going to try to add to the pattern line within the next few months :)

  5. Sam
    November 2, 2010 at 5:44 pm (13 years ago)

    >I've fallen in love with capes recently, but living in South Florida there doesn't seem to be a need for one…I still think I'm going to have to get/make one!

  6. couturetteinenglish
    November 3, 2010 at 12:52 pm (13 years ago)

    >Steph, I wondered about the very same thing. You'd certainly get a lot of looks if you wore a cape these days, but aside from that it is also not a very practical outfit for modern life. I made a 30ies Cape last year and wore it for a vacation in England. It's beautiful, gorgeous and impressive, but really impractical: you never get really warm (England is VERY cold in the winter) and it's annoying to try to get into the car with the cape. I ended up throwing the whole thing back (adding some drama to the nuisance) and sort of wrestling it over one arm to avoid strangling myself with it when attaching the safety belt.

  7. The Dreamstress
    November 4, 2010 at 12:17 am (13 years ago)

    >Those capes are fabulous! I actually had a cape like the top one, and wore it in SF, and it was fantastic, and I got lots of comments. It was perfect for SF weather.And then I moved to Wellington, and had to stop wearing capes because they just act like big sails in the wind here!

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