Thursday, April 29, 2010

Swing on Over

I just saw my sisters’ school production of “Anything Goes” and of course I now want to overhaul my closet and replace it with high wasted pencil skirts, fitted jackets, and hats! So I went looking for anything that would call back to the Swing Era today.

There is really something to say about the clean and classic silhouettes of these style trends.

Some interesting facts I found out about this style is that with the rationing during WW2, having an outfit made of all one fabric and color was common. So instead women found other ways to spice up their look, like hats! Hats definitely need a comeback.

Women also took more liberty with their makeup. Bright lipstick helped to maintain a feminine feel as women donned structured men's wear, but also add that "pop" factor to any outfit.

I think overall is the feeling optimism these clothes represent. Here are women facing a worldwide crisis, but still they found outlets in dance and fashion, and most of all supporting their country. From nurse to service corps, victory garden, knitting bees, these gals were true patriots. And let’s not forget…

(Rosie the Riveter)
Girl Power.

1 comment:

  1. I agree! Hats need to make a come back.
    I wish I could pull of the pencil skirt look with the shirt tucked in!


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