Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Photo Swoon – Suit Up, Ladies

Highly contoured 1950s suit #vintage #fashion #1950s #suit

Look at that shaping! And the tailoring! And the contours! My oh my, what a good suit can do! A classic suit to most of us would be recognizable back to the 1940s, but they had versions of it before that too. They can simply nod to the masculine or can break the barrier altogether. I happen to think women in sharply tailored men's suits is particularly sexy. But if you want to add a feminine touch, there are plenty of options in the women's suit section too. There are flowy representations in the 30s with hints of the tailored suit and tie look prevalent in men. There are crisply tailored but still contoured 1940s examples. And then there are the hyper curved 1950s suits that require much wiggle and even more girdle. The 1960s got a bit boxier, but even so, what a modern gal deems a modern suit has been in fashion for quite some time.

A 1930s nod to suit wear #1930s #fashion #suit #dress
1930s Version of Woman in a Suit #30s #fashion #vintage #suit
1930s knit suits #vintage #fashion #30s #style #suit
Classic Suit, Confident Stride #1940s #fashion #women #suit
Sharply dressed vintage women #1940s #1930s #fashion #suit
Late 1930s Business Suit Glamour #30s #fashion #1940s #style #glamour
Amazing 40s suit #1940s #fashion #suit #vintage
Sleek and Shapely 1950s #50s #suit #vintage #fashion
Posh and Poised 50s Suits #vintage #fashion #1950s #style #suit
1951 Christian Dior Suit #vintage #suit #womens #fashion #50s
A Classic Lilli Ann Suit #vintage #tailoring #50s #fashion #suit
Shapely suit and pearls #1950s #fashion #50s #style #suit
1950s Lunch Appointment #50s #fashion #vintage #suit #1950s
1950s Amazing Tailoring #vintage #fashion #1950s #suit
Jacques Fath, 1954. Photo by Philippe Pottier #1950s #fashion #suit
50s Suit Fashion #1950s #fashion #suit
1958, Women's Suits #1950s #fashion #1960s #style #suit


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18 comments:

  1. Great commentary and pictures! I like to think that women have been wearing the classic bodice and skirt combo (which would turn into the suit) since about the 1850's, but they didn't start wearing shirt waists until the early 1900's. Men's suits haven't really changed much since pants became popular in the early 1800's. Isn't fashion history interesting?

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  2. Fabulous post, happy Friday darling, with suit or not :)
    xoxo

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  3. Great post honey, It's thrill to know that women have been wearing the classic bodice and skirt combo since about the 1850's, all outfits are fabulous <3

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  4. I keep thinking classic Dior and Balenciaga… Stunning shapes. Love the first shot and the one with three ladies… :)
    Wishing you a great weekend!
    x

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  5. So stunning!! I do love these shapes and curves the suits create. So chic. I rarely see women in things like this now a days, I wish it was a bit more. Gorgeous. I hope you have a lovely weekend x

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  6. I love how sophisticated they all look. Happy weekend!

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  7. Wow! When you say "suit", people think boxy and boring, but these beauties are awesome. Feminine and attractive. I wish more women dressed like this today.

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  8. I love the suits! I just had to buy a bunch of new ones because of going back to work and I love picking suits that give a vintage look. Such beauty.

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  9. I've been holding off purchasing more suits, but this is the second post I've come across lately that features suits! And they are all so marvelous!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  10. The suits really great. I love the design! Thanks for sharing , Jamie:)

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  11. Love all these suit looks ^^
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  12. I love these photos, and I love the outfits so chic and elegant! Really stunning! Oh, how I wish we would still dress like this. Happy weekend darling!

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  13. Gorgeous! This is how I imagine I look in suits...until I put one on ;)

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  14. Oh gracious, I've died and gone to vintage heaven. I'm telling you if I had a past life, I bought some of these suits at their source department stores and I know I had a great collection of hats and umbrellas to go with them:). There is just something about a vintage suit that I can't quite explain but I get caught up in their details. They are just works of art and the ladies looked so glamourous. As I was looking through these marvelous images, I also thought of a common theme of strength. There is something very powerful and chic about the right vintage suit.

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  15. So long as I can find suits that fit me well (quite the challenge, but beyond worth it!), I have zero problem following that directive with a massive smile on my face. There are few vintage garments I love anywhere near as much as I do a sharply tailored late 30s - 1950s skirt suit.

    ♥ Jessica

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  16. I absolutely ADORE vintage suits (Oh geez, I think I overuse adore on your blog but it's so fitting here!). I would love to wear one of these. One day I will feel confident and polished enough but this post is sooo swoon worthy!

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  17. Love your blog!!! I am a vintage-loving, suit-wearing PR professional and I was overwhelmed by your blog. Great job!!

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