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 1936-37

By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com

Fashion Silhouettes Timeline Drawings 1936 to 1937

The fashion history era between 1936 and 1937 shows the continuation of the new slender super slim bodyline.  Costume drawings, magazine covers and fashion plates of the thirties all provide a source of inspiration for making your own drawings.  In this table I have drawn a variety of 30's shapes capturing the elements of silhouettes of the day.  I have redrawn them in my own style. After I made these simple line drawings I finally enhanced aspects such as the fur with computer software.  On this page the costume drawings show just some of the silhouette body shape outlines found in fashion history between 1936 and 1937.  Each thumbnail enlarges to produce an A4 print and is suitable for colouring in and producing timeline scenes, collage foundation guides or guidelines for amateur dramatics. 

Like many costume enthusiasts, I sometimes need a basic costume history line image for a specific year.  These fashion images should give you a clear understanding of the changing lines and variety of silhouettes.  As a result you can date a picture within a few years of costume history.  This also makes them very useful when dating the line of vintage dress.

On this page look out for the waist sat at its natural position longer bias cut and inverted pleated skirt.  Clothes sometimes show softness in sleeves and yokes.  Emphasis is still on clinging fabrics moulding round the hips and full length evening dresses are de rigueur.  The 1930s was a very stylish decade. My original detailed text information on the 1930s can be found in the main section on the Stylish Thirties.  You may also be interested in the link to Utility Clothing.

Fashion Silhouettes Timeline Drawings 1936-1937

You may use these fashion history silhouettes below in personal school or college class projects, but they must not be reproduced in printed book form matter, as greetings cards, gift wrap etc., nor used as part of any electronic material such as a CD, DVD, TV show, videos, YouTube topic/video, ebooks, websites or similar.

You are reading an original fashion silhouette page drawn by Pauline Weston Thomas for www.fashion-era.com 2005 -2013 ©.

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1936 Full length evening dress with ruffled sleeves in Ginger Rogers style. Fashion history line drawing of stylish smart dress 1936. Fashion history line drawing of stylish smart dress 1936. Fashion history line drawing of stylish smart pleated skirt dress 1936.
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Fashion history line drawing of stylish smart suit 1936. Fashion history line drawing of stylish suit 1936. Fashion history line drawing of stylish smart dress 1936. Fashion history line drawing of simple day dress 1936.
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Fashion history line drawing of suit dress 1937 Fashion history line drawing of suit 1937. Fashion history line drawing of suit1937. Fashion history line drawing of dress 1937.
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Fashion history line drawing of stylish smart dress 1937. Fashion history line drawing of hat 1937 Fashion history line drawing of hat 1937/8

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You may use these fashion history silhouettes below in personal school or college class projects, but they must not be reproduced in printed book form matter, as greetings cards, gift wrap etc., nor used as part of any electronic material such as a CD, DVD, TV show, videos, YouTube topic/video, ebooks, websites or similar.

You are reading an original fashion silhouette page drawn by Pauline Weston Thomas for www.fashion-era.com 2005 -2013 ©.

© Copyright www.fashion-era.com 2005.
 

Later this year these images will appear in a more convenient offline storage format in a fashion-era ebook sold here and  which will be also available in Microsoft Word and PDF format.

Click thumbnails to create A4 enlargements.
 

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