Back to School – 1950s Style
These are two skirts that my mom wore to high school in the early 1950s. I wore them again in the 70s, often. They are very comfortable and wear like iron!
Corduroy skirt – look how the pink and blue lines in the pleats line up perfectly!
Beautiful white and red cotton skirt with a crinoline underneath to give it body.
They were called crinolines like the old horsehair petticoats, but this one is actually made of nylon. It’s a full circle and was worn under the white and red skirt.
All you need is a twin set and some pearls and you could wear them today!
I’m having so much fun with all your fashion posts—and learning a lot!
Thanks, I am too. I had assumed that lots of these things were the results of careful handwork, but when I look them up in the textile textbooks of their time, I am finding out that many of them were mass-produced. I am gaining a new respect for the creativity of the designers and engineers back then!