Trend: 1930's Inspiration

We're in our biggest economic crisis since The Great Depression. Designers, struggling to keep people shopping, are using this fact for inspiration. Hence the stores are filling with 1930's details: t-strap shoes, bias cutting, wide shoulders, boat necks, muted colors, tailored suits, and below-the-knee trumpet skirts.
Image source 1930'

Top: cream balloon sleeve jacket, Spiegel $34.99
black wool cape coat, Susana Monaco, Bluefly $240
Bottom: taupe puff sleeve jacket with flared waist, Alvin Valley $249.99
red silk ruffle wrap blouse, Go Silk, Neiman Marcus $200
black fitted blazer, Madison Marcus, Shopbop $361

Top: long navy jersey dress, Eva Franco, Bluefly $99.99
peach dress with faux jacket, Mod Cloth $93.74
purple floral dress, Victoria's Secret $58.99
Bottom: ruffle bibbed pleated sweater dress, Frock Shop $79 (Available in maroon with more sizes for twice the price at Mod Cloth.)
blue flutter sleeve jersey dress, Donna Ricco, Nordstrom $118


Rachel said…
I like it!

My word verification is "nonjoy" that newspeak for sadness? ;P
Jael Paris said…
Lit references always make my day!
Anonymous said…
1930's details are so flattering. Plus they translate easily into work clothes. Love so much my senior collection focused on the 30's!
ANA said…
1930's instantly makes me think of Vionnet, and that translates to flowy grecian hot for the next season.

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