If you’re a lover of fashion and all things classic, you probably both smile and roll your eyes at this mid-century look. It is styled to perfection, and checks all the boxes. Let’s see, she has a hat, gloves, bracelets, a brooch, and a cool wicker handbag. Underneath, she has a pointy bra, girdle, petticoat, and nylon stockings. The whole thing sounds mighty uncomfortable. Of course, I’m writing this wearing jeans and a t-shirt. The last time I wore gloves was at a snowball fight, and the last time I wore pantyhose was in the ’90’s. Let’s just say that although I sometimes wish folks in our century would care a bit more about how they look, I sure do appreciate the simplicity of today’s wardrobe.
The image you see is from a dress ad for Gay Gibson published in the May 1952 Mademoiselle magazine. The dress sold for $25.00. Check out the cool back detail which made it work for both day and night.