Good Housekeeping Fashion Design Images Easter 1932 to December 1932
C20th Fashion History 1930s
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
Easter 1932 to December 1932 - Good Housekeeping Fashion Design Images Fashion History 1930s
These images are from December 1932
winter fashion Xmas issue of Good
Housekeeping magazine. All thumbnail images enlarge
for personal use only printing and study.
December 1932 - Good Housekeeping Fashions
This December 1932 fashion issue concentrated on advising the reader of all
the latest fashionable styles for Christmas activities and included
everything from lingerie to eveningwear. Low backs and velvet fabrics
were strongly featured. To keep the half clothed wearer warm, cover up
fur capes and velvet wraps were shown. This was such a glamorous
look and one we associate with the the thirties movie stars.
centre picture above the text stated that last year (1931) 45 out 50
women had worn white eveningwear. But that for December 1932,
coloured pastels and rich colours were the order of the day, whilst
black was to be worn with a lighter or brighter wrap or jewels.
Nine tenths of wraps worn in Paris were velvet so it was clear to Good
Housekeeping that wraps should be made from velvet first followed by
satin, moiré or brocade as alternative choices.
ribbons, sleeves, sequins and flowers were all highlighted as
potentially able to make a 1932 fashion statement for the woman of
elegance - the distinguished woman.
The images below are all from an Easter 1932 issue of
These images show how the hat fitted closely to the
head in 1932. The 1930s style was also firmly established with bias cutting,
a longer skirt length, the waist at the waistline and interesting sleeve
lengths with cape angel sleeves and fuller bloused sleeves. These styles showed best on slender, but womanly more feminine
figures than the boyish silhouettes of the 1920s.
read more detailed text about 1930's fashions for women in the
stylish thirties and see more 1930
Good Housekeeping fashions like this in other pages
The original scans for the images I've presented here were
kindly provided by Cynthia McCracken of Florida who
sells vintage paper ephemera at eBay. My sincere thanks Cynthia for all your
efforts in sending me these great images so all the site visitors and
students can enjoy them freely.
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