With the help of the TV series Indian Summmers, 1930s style clothing is gradually making a comeback in today’s fashion. The current trends of long maxi dresses with flutter sleeves and shorter handkerchief hem drop waist dresses are both inspired by day wear dresses of the 1930s. While the evening dresses from the ’30s were stunning, it’s the sophisticated and classy 1930s day dresses that we love the most. Worn to daytime parties, 1930s tea dresses were accented with light ruffles lace and airy floral fabrics. Many of today’s flutter sleeve wrap-over dresses are inspired by the 1930s! At home, the simple cotton housedress was practical and yet still pretty with its small prints, checks and dots.
These new dresses are inspired by the styles of the 1930s while being equally fashionable now. Wear them as is or up the ’30s style by adding a thin white (or color matching) belt, white dress collar, and accessorizing with a pair of gloves, hat, and comfortable shoes.
1930s Day Dresses
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