The Royal Ring

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Behind the trends of the 1930’s

The biggest trend in the 1930’s to the end of World War II was attention to the shoulder, with butterfly sleeves, and banjo sleeves. Exaggerated shoulder pads became popular throughout the 1930’s into the 1940’s. During this time period people began to see the use of man made fibers such as rayon for dresses and vicose for linings and lingerie, and synthetic nylon stockings. The zipper became widely used during this time period as well.  The biggest fashion trendsetters in this period included the Prince of Wales, his companion Wallis Simpson, and Hollywood movie stars such as Fred Astaire, Carole Lombard and Joan Crawford.

Fashion in hollywood was often influenced by movies during this time period. Paris designers such as Schiaparelli and Lucien Lelong where huge impacts on film and fashion. They where primarily used for their costumes work in these films.

Adrian another developing designer at that time influenced womens fashion by creating a little velvet hat which was worn tipped over one eye by (1930).  Adrian also created a puff-sleeved gown for Joan Crawford in the movie “Letty Lynton” which was copied by Macy’s in 1932. The dress sold over 500,000 Copies nationwide.

The most influential dress in films had to be from 1939 Gone with the wind. Plunkett’s “barbacue dress” for Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara was the most copied dress after the Duchess of Windsor’s wedding Costume. Vogue credited the dress as a look that brought full skirts worn over crinolines back into wedding fashion.

For Accessories, a popular hat called a snood became a mainstream trend. A snood which we wrote about this week is a velvet of chenille yarn knotted hair cauls or hairnet.

The 1930’s was a interesting decade for fashion. Some of the most influential fashion designers were making their names permanent in Fashion history during this time.

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