Jumping back into my #anAWWyear with February, I'm starting as usual with a look over the fashion shown this month.
I was having a conversation just this week with my sister about tartans and plaids and how much we liked them yet didn't have them in our wardrobes, so these two looks - one from an advertisement, one from a feature on film stars - naturally caught my eye. The pairing of the solid top with large-scale plaid skirt works very well, and I also like the slightly more muted brown/greens of these outfits than the stronger blues/blacks/reds of many such prints I see in reproduction vintage skirts.
|An Australian Wool Board advertisement.|
Australian Women's Weekly, Feb 14 1948, p 14.
|The lovely Rita Hayworth.|
Australian Women's Weekly, Feb 21 1948, p 25.
Australian Women's Weekly, Feb 14 1948, p 6.
I don't usually include an entire page from the magazine, but this feature on the 'Versatile Skirt' was worth it. While I've read plenty of advice about combining pieces to make different outfits in vintage papers, they are rarely illustrated in this way. I particularly like that it isn't an obvious 'basic' skirt either, made up on this slightly green yellow colour - I feel that is more effective a display than a navy or black skirt would have been.
|One skirt in many different outfits.|
Australian Women's Weekly, Feb 21 1948, p 11.
The final two selections I've chosen this month are embellishments. A dress from the Fashion Pattern service has lace trimming its off-the-shoulder neckline, and while neither are ideas I usually like something about this is appealing to me right now. Possibly the squared off ends pinned in front?
|This ballerina dress takes 7 yds of fabric for the full-length option.|
Australian Women's Weekly, Feb 28 1948, p 39.
|Australian Women's Weekly, Feb 7 1948, p 11.|
A good leap back in, and I'm definitely adding a plaid or tartan skirt to my winter wardrobe wish list!