1916: Uniforms for Women- A Theatrical


I have a funny little theatrical to share today that originally appeared in McCall’s Magazine, October, 1915.

I originally thought that this might have WWI women’s uniforms, but it’s not about that at all!  Very different than what we’d see today, we encounter a sort of history of fashion play- with outraged husbands tired of spending their money and allowances on their wives wardrobes.  Remember to read it with a view of the past- I know the attitudes are different than today.  But I really think those who love fashion history will get a little kick out of the cute, short play.  It might even be kind of fun to re-enact!

Click on each of the images to see the larger version.  I left the ads in, too, so you might get a kick out of seeing those.

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5 Comments on 1916: Uniforms for Women- A Theatrical

  1. knotrune
    September 5, 2014 at 10:47 am (7 years ago)

    That’s really fun, thanks for sharing. I love original sources like this. I wonder what Dame Fashion and the other characters would make of modern clothes? The unisex ‘uniform’ of jeans and a t-shirt for example. Writing an updated version would be fun too!

  2. Tracey Walker
    September 5, 2014 at 10:47 am (7 years ago)

    Very cute. I would love to see that acted out. It’s not like we don’t have the people to do the costumes :)

  3. Helen Mae
    September 7, 2014 at 5:35 am (7 years ago)

    This was utterly charming, thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. Kara
    September 16, 2014 at 12:07 pm (7 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing. That was a delightfu read. And I loved the adds too.