State University College
Dept. Of Human Ecology
Oneonta, NY, 13820
History Of Costume
Dr. Katherine G. Angell
Review Slides for 1930's Era
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Slide No. 64 1930's
Double breasted suits for men. Wide lapels, panama hat (boater).
Use of tie bar to keep tie in place.
Slide No. 65 1930's
Sports coat, slacks. Use of mixed jackets and pants gain popularity for casual occasions
as it extends the use of clothing during the depression.
Slide No. 66 1930's
King Edward 8th abdicates his crown for the "Woman I Love" marries Wallis Simpson
an American divorcee. He is exiled from England and leads the society set for the
rest of his life. Major influence on men's fashion.
Slide No. 67 1930's
Dresses mid-calf or longer. Narrow, or a moderate flare to skirt. Lots of natural waists.
Bias cut, unusual seamings with a small hat perched to one side.
Slide No. 68 1930's
Bias cut - Note: diagonal pattern of stripes. Small hat.
Slide No. 69 1930's
Thanks to Chanel - knit dressing - ensemble dressing, jacket and dress combination.
Slide No. 70 1930's
Cowl or large T - neck ensemble on Ginger Rogers.
Slide No. 71 1930's
Jean Harlow (actress) platinum blonde hair, slinky dresses cut on bias.
Note: spiral seaming. Backless dresses.
Slide No. 72 1930's
Assorted playwear. Backless, halter top, canvas tennis shoes.
Slide No. 73 1930's
Pants for women, flared at hem, worn for extreme casual wear only.
Also called beach pajamas.
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