Charles James evening dress | Met Museum | 1948

Charles James evening dress | Met Museum | 1948


What a shape! We can see the bullet bra being perfected here, in the late 1940s (from the Met).


Cotton and nylon bra | Met | late 1940s

Here you can see the start of the quintessential ’50s bust shape - getting more shape, but not nearly as pronounced as the bullet bra. It also has a very interesting wrap around, side button closure!


"Waspie" corset | V&A | 1948

Today’s theme is…mid-century support garments!

fashionsfromhistory:

Bathing Suit
Gabar 
1948-1955
McCord Museum

fashionsfromhistory:

Bathing Suit

Gabar 

1948-1955

McCord Museum

(via themadcostumedesigner)

Skiing style in Life magazine, c. 1940s
Love those shades!

Skiing style in Life magazine, c. 1940s

Love those shades!

Knitted turban and muff/purse combo (how fab!), c. 1940s

Knitted turban and muff/purse combo (how fab!), c. 1940s

Bathing Ensemble | LACMA | late 1940s
I love the idea of matching jackets for swimwear.. maybe that would help me from getting burnt, too :p

Bathing Ensemble | LACMA | late 1940s

I love the idea of matching jackets for swimwear.. maybe that would help me from getting burnt, too :p

Street style, circa 1940s

Street style, circa 1940s

Vogue, 1948 - photographed by Norman Parkinson
This looks SO ’50s. I’m doubtful of that date.. evening though ’50s styles did start in the late ’40s!

Vogue, 1948 - photographed by Norman Parkinson

This looks SO ’50s. I’m doubtful of that date.. evening though ’50s styles did start in the late ’40s!


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