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1925 Spring Easter Fashions-Delineator Magazine


The graphics and fashion illustrations in older magazines are fantastic. Before the age of fashion photography and photoshop, clothing designs for print had to rendered by hand.  Here is a sampling of illustrations for Easter fashions from an April 1925 Delineator Magazine.  And these were all from Butterick patterns, so women could sew up these lovely outfits themselves. Imagine that?

Notice the hemlines. Many people assume all fashions from the 1920s were shorter, like the flapper girls wore. But as you can see, that’s not the case.

spring fashions april 1925 delineator magazine

Spring fashions from 1925 Delineator Magazine

spring fashions 1925 delineator magazine

Spring ensembles featuring capes and coats-1925 Delineator Magazine

Dresses were often a straight, shift style, with a dropped waist.  Skirts often had assymetrical or handkerchief hems.

spring dresses 1925 delineator magazine

Dresses for spring from April 1925 Delineator Magazine

And here are pictures of children’s fashions for Easter.

childrens easter fashions 1925

Easter fashions for children-April 1925 Delineator Magazine

Can’t  forget the hats! Cloches and wide brimmed were popular. According to the article, popular colors for spring/summer included purple, fuschia, brick, biscuit, powder blue and green, hydrangea pink and blue. The new trimmings were flowers, feather fancies, grosgrain ribbon, ornaments of crystal, marcasite or rhinestones.

hats 1925 delineator magazine

Ladies Hats from April 1925 Delineator Magazine

In my next post I’ll show some fabulous illustrations of bridal fashions from the same issue.

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Getting Married in Vintage Style


Vintage style weddings are becoming increasingly popular, with more and more brides looking for ways to make their special day a unique and truly memorable event.  Very often the vintage theme will form around the bride’s preferred era for clothing, enabling her to wear a wedding gown from her favorite decade.

I found this great article on dressing for a vintage wedding.  Good information about bridal styles specific to each decade from the 20’s to the 50’s.

And here is a representative sampling of vintage wedding gowns from the flapper to disco era.

20’s and 30’s art deco elegance from The Frock . They definitely have one of the most impressive collections of gowns on the internet.


On the left from Damn Good Vintage is a 1940’s satin gown. Perfect for the Hollywood glamour theme.  On the right a 50’s fabulous floaty tulle confection from Wyoming Vintage


An elegant 60’s net and lace embellished empire gown from Vintage Vixen and another gorgeous offering from The Frock , a  1970’s one shoulder beaded beauty by Halston.


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