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Early 1950's Sears ad. Harlequin print
Sears catalog page. Pedal pushers were short, capri-like pants that usually hit mid-calf.
Rainbow lingerie by Sears 1959, 50s 60s print ad robe slip crinoline nightgown
Sears and Roebuck catalog in 1948 sweaters green red cardigan short sleeve long floral embroidered button down 40s 50s color illustration print ad
Spring 1956 Sears & Roebuck
Levi’s Ranch Pants 1956 -- "ranch pants". I even love this idea for advertising them. It's colorful and brings great imagery to mind.
1956 Men's Fashions ~ illustration by Bob Yemne color print ad suit jacket pants tie hat shoes male men mid 50s day wear office brown blue vintage style
Jantzen by huppypie, via Flickr 1956 color photo print ad model magazine casual day wear beach resort shorts top shirt tshirt knit stripes red green yellow 50s vintage fashion style
SALE 1950s Vogue Palazzo Hostess Pants Sewing Pattern by kinseysue, $22.50
I've been going on about emerald for the past two years - love this hue.
Dinner dress, House of Dior, Designer Christian Dior, spring/summer 1955, French, silk
Pants Charles James, 1956 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sears & Roebuck spring and summer 1938 - we made Paper Dolls out of old Sears and Roebuck catalogs!
ruffle butt pants ad from 1956.