There are more of the Paris reproductions which we have seen in earlier months. This looks like a straightforward shirt dress until you get to the interestingly draped skirt - described as a harem skirt.
From the same selection are these two dresses which include a skirt which gathers into the waist, creating a flattering drape, and some unusual pintucks across the bust.
I rather like this plaid evening gown from a feature on coloured cottons, which is really just a tight peasant blouse style top with a long skirt which is fitted close in front and flares at the back. In one colour it might look too simple but the dark and dramatic plaid cotton makes it striking and look more complicated.
|It makes it easy to understand how you can have those '1980s do 1940s' shirtdresses.|
Australian Women's Weekly, Oct 4 1947, p 8
|Australian Women's Weekly, Oct 4 1947, p 9|
This outfit from a Jantzen advertisement makes me wish I'd had the confidence to wear these kind of outfits in my twenties, when I had the legs for them!
|A lovely summer outfit|
Australian Women's Weekly, Oct 4 1947, p 60
|Australian Women's Weekly, Oct 18 1947, p 11|
A one-page feature on film actresses yields a few gems - I like the fabric prints on both the elaborate lettered sweater and the green and white fern frond blouse.
|Australian Women's Weekly, Oct 18 1947, p 33.|