Since fall is approaching, I've been thinking about vintage suits. If you scan the pages of any vintage fashion magazine from the 1930s to the 1950s in the fall issues, you are very likely to find a plethora of suit styles. There is something so special about a well tailored suit that certainly embellishes the word style and vintage glamour. Of course, with a well tailored suit you need the icing on the cake in the form of the right accessories and hats. I have such difficulty with hats that it is a very useful resource for me to go back and look through these fashion magazines and see how ladies of the day styled their suit ensembles.
I'm going to share more of my suit and accessories in the next post but I thought it might be fun to share with you a few images that I sought some inspiration from.
Image to right via. MyVintageVogue
Image to right from Harper's Bazaar 1954. In this image I think the lady curtsying forward ads an element of charm. I didn't quite capture this but fun try and it's difficult to see that I am actually holding flowers too. I am not too crazy about how my image came together but thought I'd share the attempts too as it's all a learning process.
Image to right via MyVintageVogue. This image is interesting as I think putting the right leg forward ads an element of strength to the composition. My image is more casual and not as structured.
It is interesting how a certain position and camera angle can give the impression of strength, confidence, softness, sophistication, etc.
I also have a board on Pinterest devoted to Sensations Suits Vintage Style.
I also scanned some sensational suits from two issues of vintage Vogue, hope they can provide inspiration for you too!
I love the risk of a golden yellow hat with a green suit and red shoes. Only in vintage color.
I'm going to try this at some point, navy suit with red shoes, why not?
Things I've recently added to my want list as a result of cruising through these magazines:
- A bamboo handled purse
-A purse in a light tan leather combination
I also recently saw an image with black toned bamboo bracelets. These were certainly grand. I am thinking I see some bamboo in my future:)
I'm also interested in the turban type of hat look. I have some of these types of hats and the 50s cap hat look is growing on me.