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1960: Penney’s Offers Budget Cottons

Penney’s sold budget cottons in 1960 for up to $3.98. I can’t help but love the style of these dresses, even if the ladies have inexplicably had their legs chopped off.

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1935: Cinderella Wash Dresses and Georgiana House Frocks

Silverberg’s had Cinderella Wash Dresses and Georgiana House Frocks in 1935, and if the dress pictured is any indication, they were lovely.

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1945: Perky Girl in War Bond Green

World War II even affected fashion, as you can see from this model, labelled "perky" and wearing a "war bond green" dress in 1945. Next post at 8 p.m.

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1985: Turned Up Collars Were Cool

Turned-up collars were cool in 1985, at least, if you believe this advertisement from Enderson Clothing, Inc. and I certainly do. Note the Cosby Sweater; I had at least a few sweaters in my wardrobe that were far, far, far … Continue reading

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1959: Matching Family Outfits for Christmas

I’m fairly sure most children would rather die than wear matching family sweaters, such as these advertised in the 1959 Daily Globe by Wolff’s. It’s not that they’re bad, it’s just that you’d be matching your parents, which would probably … Continue reading

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1959: Fashions from Whipkey’s Dress Shop

Speaking of style, while I wouldn’t kill for the dress this illustrated model is wearing in the 1959 Whipkey’s Dress Shop ad, I would consider maiming. New Fashions for the Party Season. Festively Yours (in a pretty cool font), with … Continue reading

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1984: Down and Poly Filled Coats

Creegers of Luverne was offering these down and poly (?) filled coats in 1984. Dig that houndstooth!

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1959: Snappy Suits Are Provacative

Although this sheath dress of 1959, with its cinched waist and wide collars, is terribly cute, I’m not sure it qualifies as "provocative." Next post at noon.

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1934: Fur Sale

Harper’s Fashion Shop, Worthington, was selling fur coats at a 25-25% discount in 1934. You know. In the middle of the Great Depression. Next post at 9 a.m.

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1900: Very Uncomfortable Underwear

An ad for corsets from the New York Bargain Store, featuring a summer corset for 39 cents and children’s waists for 19 cents. Modern corsets aren’t so very uncomfortable (as many girls who go to prom may know) but then … Continue reading

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