The thirties & outfit postJuly 07, 2011
The forties will always be my favorite era! However, it must be said that I am getting very keen on the thirties aswell for a while now! The thirties were extremely stylish and feminine, but that only meant if you could afford it - ofcourse - as the great depression was present in full swing. Clothing and accesories were usually self-made, and clothing moved towards simpler lines to reflect the simpler lives of the people. However, people still kept a great interest in glamour of the rich, or glamour as seen in Hollywood. The people simply dreamt of a luxurious past, but lived with an economic disaster.
Ink was expensive, hence the clothing of the thirties showed less color than previous years.
Cotton was featured in chic town suits, and other recommended popular fabrics included: crepe de chine, crepe satin, crepe mongol, percale, georgette, plain&printed chiffon, and tweeds.
In the thirties; no ensemble was complete without a hat. The hats were perched on top of the head and accented with flowers or bows. The brims of the hats were narrow, turned down in the front, up in the back, and worn at an rakish angle. The 'Florentine hat' was a creation of the 1930s.
The 'new hat look' of the thirties was intended to frame the woman's face rather than hide it.