Sunday, March 6, 2011

1940 Pinafore Inspiration: Part 1

I wanted to share some of my inspiration photos for pinafores from the 1940 August edition of American Vogue magazine:

This is the college edition of the magazine and I find the fashions absolutely charming!

 I think these two photos are of the same pinafore?  I love the bike too!

I think this is one of my favorite photos ever....it has everything I love: plaid skirts, plaid suits, sweaters, pinafores...
Apparently the pinafore in this photo is made of dark green velveteen! How lovely!!

Hope you are all having a lovely Saturday!

8 comments:

  1. I adore 40s and 50s college fashion! Thanks for the post!

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  2. These are lovely pictures, I may have to go look for a pinafore on Etsy right now!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  3. Ooooh... one of velveteen would be nice for winter... or a wide-wale cord. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Ooh, I love the last one. SO much inspiration just in one photo!

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  5. YES! i love this post. 'vintage pinafore' is a much-beloved search term whenever im looking around on etsy!
    janine
    honeyhivintage.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh, I love these. I actually have a 40s "jumper" (skirt with suspenders) coming the shop some time in the near future. Just a fabulous vintage garment!

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  7. Love the pinafore and all that plaid!

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  8. did you know the girl in the knee high stockings with plaid skirt is Barbara Bush sister Martha !!!! I had stumbled upon a description of her in Barbara's auto bio, claiming that she was a beauty and she had possed on the August 1940 cover of Vogue. when I search for the picture this was it her sitting in front of a bicycle

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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