My navy blue 1940s dressOctober 02, 2012
This is the blue dress all the girls of Club Interbellum wanted on the shopping spree day. I am still grateful to the ladies that it was me who was the lucky one to buy the dress. I tried it on for the first time today ( I know my size and with one look at a dress I know whether it fits me or not ), and it was as if it's made for me! It fits me perfectly. And I am so totally smitten with it, and with this I declare that this is my favorite vintage piece I own.
I always wanted a navy blue ( my favorite color for clothing ) dress with a white collar, eversince I saw the Kitty Foyle dress. The Kitty Foyle dress is named after Ginger Rogers in the movie 'Kitty Foyle' from 1940.
The Kitty Foyle is a dark piece of fabric, usually navy blue, with a white collar and white cuffs. It was designed by Renié. This style of dress has been explained that it was deliberatly intended for films; the large amount of white around the face reflecting the key light onto the face gave a flattering profile. The Kitty Foyle became popular during the wartime austerity period.