Sunday, December 18, 2011

The "National" Money Saving Style Book, Spring & Summer 1921

This catalogue is a recent acquisition, chock full of delightful illustrations!   Unfortunately I can't scan as many of them as I would like without damaging the binding, so I'm limited in what I can share with you.

The National Suit and Cloak Company chose to put a fairly simple checked gingham "tub dress" on the cover of its 1921 summer catalogue.  Its lines are typical of the early twenties - loose fitting, but with the waist at its natural level and drapery around the hips.  The look was rather fussier than what came later, and probably distinctly unflattering to the middle aged!

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