Research :: 1930s
1930 Jessie Franklin Turner gown - the slipper satin and bias-cut construction used in this evening ensemble epitomizes the body-conscious drama of the 1930s. Turner's expression of this drama is shown in the graphic combination of black and white and the inventive cut of the three pieces--the dress, the jacket, and the overbodice. (Dress)
Bathing Suit 1930, American, Made of wool
"In 1938 a woman reveals how she manages to look so sleek in a long, bias-cut dress. Her all-in-one stretch corselet was designed to hold in the hips and waist, and would have been made out of elasticised cotton-satin. Flesh-coloured silk stockings were fastened to suspenders, and corselets often had low backs that could work with evening styles."
How to pick a hat and hairstyle to match your face shape (1930s).
Frida Kahlo, Mexico City, 1939.
Black lace & velvet evening dress, 1930s.
Silk lace/satin evening dress, c.1930.
Worth bias-cut silk crepe evening gown, c.1930.
Madeleine Vionnet, 1938 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art.