Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sailor/Nautical Chic!

1915:

1915 was a very pivotal year for fashion. It was the year restrictive Victorian styles began to give way to what would evolve into breezy 1920s styles. This is the earliest nautical styled dress I've seen in the Sears catalogs.

1916:

1921:

Nautical-style Middie blouses were popular throughout the Great War and early 1920s.

1922:

1924:

1924 is the last time nautical-styled clothing appears in the Sears catalogs for several years. Deco-styled "flapper" dresses will dominate. Perhaps they were "over" the Great War and didn't want to dwell on it...;)

1931:

Sailor girls begin to show up again in 1931. The heyday of nautical travel!

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1935:

I don't think anyone understands how much I love that yellow and brown nautical number!! GAHHH!!! 1935 and 1936 was the HEIGHT of sailor-influenced fashions.

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1941:

After 1941, sailor influences pretty much disappear from fashion.

6 comments:

  1. brilliant post!! So neat to see the persistence of sailor style (and to ponder reasons for the waning of this!)

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  2. Oh, I should note that, I don't know about the 50s, but I've come across several 1960s sailor girl dresses, so it seems like sailor chic had a resurgence as part of Mod fashions!

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  3. What fabulous pictures! I love a bit of nautical influence too.

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  4. Oh! Love the pink one from 1930. I think I may just have to make one..... if I can find some patterns and make it work!

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