Recently, I purchased this cream sweater set at the Alameda Vintage Fashion Fair. I know it's crazy Rack-tacular, but it fills a niche in my closet. I assure you I am wearing it with very cute heels. I don't know why I bother, no one ever pantographs the shoes. We are a world of torso-ed people.
Sweater sets may emphasize but they are good for us well endowed ladies. Because they stretch. This one fits my top and my bottom which, with an 11 inch difference is usual even for knitwear. Ladies, I am seriously considering a reduction. It's just too ridiculous.
Couple of vintage sets:
|Suzy Parker wearing Balenciaga by the Seine. 1953. Photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe|
|Fashion photography by Leombruno-Bodi, 1956 via hollyhocksandtulips tumblr|
|Evelyn Tripp (right), September 1952 via theniftyfifties tumblr|
For Alexia to wear:
|Jacket Emile Pingat, 1885 The Victoria & Albert Museum|
For Sophronia to wear:
|Le Conseiller des Dames Saturday, March 1, 1851 v. 35, plate 45|
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