18 Elegant Photos of Ladies in Dresses From the 1930s

The most characteristic North American fashion trend from the 1930s to 1945 was attention at the shoulder, with butterfly sleeves and banjo sleeves, and exaggerated shoulder pads for both men and women by the 1940s. The period also saw the first widespread use of man-made fibers, especially rayon for dresses and viscose for linings andContinue reading “18 Elegant Photos of Ladies in Dresses From the 1930s”

26 Wonderful Vintage Photos of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller at the April in Paris Ball, Waldorf in New York City, 1957

April in Paris Ball was an annual US gala event whose mission was to serve charity and Franco-American relations. Established in 1952 at the Waldorf Astoria New York in New York City, it was the idea of Claude Philippe, the hotel’s banquet manager, who enlisted Elsa Maxwell to help organize it. The first event wasContinue reading “26 Wonderful Vintage Photos of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller at the April in Paris Ball, Waldorf in New York City, 1957”

40 Stunning Hand-Colored Images Illustrating Nurse Uniforms of All Nations in the 1950s

The nurse’s uniform is a universal code for professionalism, decorum, efficiency, esprit de corps, and commitment to humanitarian values. Originally introduced to distinguish the untrained traditional nurse, who dressed in the everyday women’s wear of her class, from the trained and licensed modern nurse, clad in a neat, clean, and well-fitting uniform, it was aContinue reading “40 Stunning Hand-Colored Images Illustrating Nurse Uniforms of All Nations in the 1950s”

21 Vintage Photos Showing London Street Style in the 1970s and 1980s

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom with a total population of 9,002,488. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The City of London,Continue reading “21 Vintage Photos Showing London Street Style in the 1970s and 1980s”

29 Amazing Jazz Age Fashion Photos by James Abbe

Born 1883 in Alfred, Maine, American photographer James Abbe became known for taking many photographs of theater and movie performers starting in 1917. In the late 1920s, he gained a reputation in news photography, and known for his fashion photography, including celebrated work for American Vogue. Abbe’s most celebrated portraits include his rare double portraitsContinue reading “29 Amazing Jazz Age Fashion Photos by James Abbe”

49 Vintage Photographs Show How Iranian Women Dressed in the 1960s and 1970s

There was a good balance of modernity and modesty during the 1950s and ’60s. Women were emancipated but kept their Iranian identity. The look was stylish and elegant without being vulgar. Skirts were long and full showing as little skin as possible. By the late 1970s, miniskirts, shorts, tight jeans and bikinis became highly fashionableContinue reading “49 Vintage Photographs Show How Iranian Women Dressed in the 1960s and 1970s”

43 Vintage Photos Showing Headband Styles That Women Often Wore in the 1960s

A headband is a clothing accessory worn in the hair or around the forehead, usually to hold hair away from the face or eyes. Headbands generally consist of a loop of elastic material or a horseshoe-shaped piece of flexible plastic or metal. They come in assorted shapes and sizes and are used for both fashionContinue reading “43 Vintage Photos Showing Headband Styles That Women Often Wore in the 1960s”

40 Beautiful Portrait Postcards Showing Women of the German Cinema Between 1918 and 1933

The Cinema of Germany refers to the film industry based in Germany and can be traced back to the late 19th century. German cinema has made major technical and artistic contributions to film during the period from 1918-1933. Germany witnessed major changes to its identity during the 20th and 21st century. Those changes determined theContinue reading “40 Beautiful Portrait Postcards Showing Women of the German Cinema Between 1918 and 1933”

40 Amazing Photos Showing Wonderful Fashions From the 1960s

Fashion of the 1960s featured a number of diverse trends. It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the time. Around the middle of the decade, fashions arising from small pockets of young people in a few urban centers received large amounts of media publicity, and began to heavily influenceContinue reading “40 Amazing Photos Showing Wonderful Fashions From the 1960s”