Mittwoch, 16. Februar 2011

Review: Everyday Fashions of the Forties


I found this interesting book (or catalog) at Amazon and had to buy it. It contains pages from the Sears catalog. Although the pictures are only in black and white it´s a joy to browse trough this book. It gave me so many inspiration. And it´s interesting to see what people wear everyday and not only the fancy fashion magazine pictures (although they are also beautiful to look at).

The price of this book is okay. As with the most Dover books it´s affordable. There are the same kind of books for the 20s, 30s, 50s and 60s.

Here are some of my favorites:


I love this skirt. Planning on making one like this, pattern is ordered.


I like dresses with this ruffled back. I hope to make one in the future. Saw some patterns with this on etsy but nothing in my size. So I will make it by myself. Should not be too hard.


Aren´t these shoes amazing? Hope to get some with these wedge heels this summer to match my (hopefully) 40s dresses.
Book at
Book at


  1. god, i love wedges! they're definitely my favorite kind of shoes. i saw some from deichmann last week that could match your dresses. maybe you should have a look in halle?

  2. Thank you for the tip. I will check this.

  3. oooh, i like :3 i think i have to get the 20s and 60s issues. i'm in love with these periods right now!