The 1939/1940 Vogue Outfit

I want to take some more photos of this at a later time, but I wanted to share this outfit I wore (very briefly) at Costume College on Sunday.

I made the blouse for this ensemble because I saw a similar outfit in a 1939 issue of Vogue magazine that I wanted to imitate.  It was made using a vintage McCall blouse pattern from 1940.  The red scarf belt was made of silk which I had made for a prior outfit, but it worked out perfectly.  The shoes are ones I purchased several years ago by FarylRobin (the style is called Canary).  The glasses were recently purchased from ASOS and are very reminiscent of the ones on the July 1939 cover of Vogue magazine.  The skirt is vintage and was bought from Top Tottie Vintage.  The purse was a recent garage sale find.  The necklace and earring set is new and was bought on Ebay.

I hope to get more photos of this blouse soon, but my friend Ginger of Scene in the Past blog took this shot and the staircase was perfect for the late 30s streamlined look so I had to share :)

12 Comments on The 1939/1940 Vogue Outfit

  1. Jill
    August 14, 2012 at 11:34 am (12 years ago)


  2. MissRayne
    August 14, 2012 at 11:34 am (12 years ago)


  3. Rozann
    August 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm (12 years ago)

    Wow! Glamour Girl, you look scrumptious. That is a look I love.

  4. Shona van Beers
    August 15, 2012 at 8:59 am (12 years ago)

    Great outfit! I love it when it just comes together. This whole look is so well done, that I did a second take to make sure it wasn’t a vintage photo!

  5. wacky tacky
    August 15, 2012 at 9:26 am (12 years ago)

    Just wonderful!!! You need to do a whole editorial shoot!!!

  6. Debi
    August 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm (12 years ago)

    Eeep! LOVE it!!! Do tell–which 1940 McCall pattern did you use?

    • Lauren
      August 20, 2012 at 9:06 am (12 years ago)

      Thanks! I’ll have to look in my stash and see. I’m sorry, I have been a bit scattered since I posted this. Will find soon :)

  7. Sara J
    August 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm (12 years ago)

    I just turned deep green with envy. So, so stunning! I wish I had your sewing skills. Reminder to self: practice, practice, practice.

    • Lauren
      August 20, 2012 at 9:07 am (12 years ago)

      Thanks so much! The blouse really wasn’t very hard to sew at all. :)

  8. iLiveinmyLab
    August 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm (12 years ago)

    Oh my goodness this is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! I love this outfit! So beautiful!

  9. Michelle
    August 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm (12 years ago)

    So cute! I want to be wearing this right now. :o)

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