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Silk stockings had a seam that went the length of the leg.  In times of silk rationing, ladies painted the dark line on their leg to give the illusion that they still wore fashionable stockings.  Everyone had to do their part, and get creative they did. 1940s-Ration-Fashion---Painted-stockings

Silk stockings had a seam that went the length of the leg. In times of silk rationing, ladies painted the dark line on their leg to give the illusion that they still wore fashionable stockings.

Para inspirar: moda na década de 1930                                                                                                                                                                                 Mais

Para inspirar: moda na década de 1930

Alright people, we just landed in the stylish thirties , our second part of the Fashion Time Travel series (if you wanna go back to the roar.

fashionsfromhistory:  Cape Emile Pingat c.1895 MET

Emile Pingat cape ca. 1895 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art “This beautifully constructed Pingat cape gains a rich and elegant appearance from its use of coordinating black.

1950s Summer Dresses

Garden Party Dresses - make with black and white vertical striped cloth and applique red flowers all over - add red tulle under

Callot Soeurs 1920's

Evening dress / Evening dress Callot Soeurs (French, active Date: ca. 1927 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 33 in. cm) Credit Line: Isabel Shults Fund, 1993

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Long, Slim Look: Image courtesy of Elizabeth Erwin, History of Century Fashion, 1992

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