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Sheer dress, 1930s
I’d like to get my hands on one of these.
Surprisingly, many designers sold sheer dresses, even in the ’30s. They were layered over flesh or neutral colored slips.
The stripes and chevron effect of the print, plus the length, give it a ’70s vibe; but the (bias?) cut, ribbon detail, and sleeves are pure ’30s. I don’t think I have made the connection between those two decades before. Hmm!
You can just as easily picture Jackie from That 70s Show wearing this as, say, Ginger Rogers.

Sheer dress, 1930s

I’d like to get my hands on one of these.

Surprisingly, many designers sold sheer dresses, even in the ’30s. They were layered over flesh or neutral colored slips.

The stripes and chevron effect of the print, plus the length, give it a ’70s vibe; but the (bias?) cut, ribbon detail, and sleeves are pure ’30s. I don’t think I have made the connection between those two decades before. Hmm!

You can just as easily picture Jackie from That 70s Show wearing this as, say, Ginger Rogers.

(Source: blog.fidmmuseum.org)

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