Prudence is due out in paperback Feb 2, Fashionable Reader. Since in that book the crew travels to India, I thought I'd give you a bit of a vintage look at fashion influenced by Indian fabrics and styles. In this installment we will look at blue from 1910 to 1960.
|1910-1915 Tea Gown The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
I don't consider the 1910's one of my style arenas, but I do love the color profile.
|Mainbocher, 1948 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
This is way more my thing. I also love how this is a 1940's dress, but it is awfully reminiscent of a tea gown for Rue's time period. Rue wears this one in Chapter Ten of Prudence (or one very like it).
|Tea Gown Jean-Philippe Worth, 1905 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Evening Dress 1950s 1stdibs.com|
I love this, although I'm not sure about the red hem.
|1950s Timeless Vixen Vintage blue|
Not sure about this one. I think it's puffy and then comes in at the bottom. A little odd.
|Ensemble Norman Norell, 1967 The Indianapolis Museum of Art|
And this is very interesting. It reminds me of the 1990s (except for the color). Not something I would wear. I'm too old to show my midriff away from pool-side.
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