Sunday, June 6, 2010

Forty Years of Ascot Fashions (1947)

A feature from Picture Post June 1947 charting fashions worn to Royal Ascot in the forty years from 1906. Click images to view larger.



Particularly interesting to note is the sneer with which sartorial commenters of the 1940s regarded the styles of the 1920s - "1925 - The Figure Disappears. The 'Twenties in all their horror -- short skirt, slipped waist, bob and wide curls, and the beehive-crown, cram-it-down hat." - reminiscent of the disdain in which many today hold the fashions of the 1980s.

1 comment:

  1. Wow thats so interesting thats how they felt about the 20s!

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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