Catalog Sunday

This Sunday and perhaps for a while I'm focusing on dust bowl fashions. Dust Bowl is really a location of America, but the time frame I mean is 1931-1935. The styles still had many 20s elements but also flowing ruffles and necklines and laces. I love the looks of that time.

This Sunday I have Lane Bryant scans from 1932,


4 comments:

  1. Wish they had plus-size models like that now days. Not sure if I would be thrilled with ordering double-extra sizes. When I was a kid they called the plus sizes for girls "chubbies". I wonder how many young girls were hurt by that!

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  2. Jane,

    As a gay boy who was "Husky", I feel your pain....:-(

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  3. They called the plus sizes for girls 'chubbettes' in the 40s. And I honestly don't think it was anything to be ashamed about, especially in this LB catalog.

    Stout was a very common term, and not offensive at all. Extra size isn't meaning to demean, its just being honest.

    I think we flower up too much our descriptions for plus sizes today so we don't feel as if our size is being acknowledged, but we *want* it to be. Well, you can't have both ways. So we get this wave of perfumed words used to describe stout or fat, because those words are offensive.

    Nope, they are not, just honest.

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  4. Dear Shelley,

    Please turn these into patterns! I love everything shown here. Is there more like this you could post? Other views of the dresses shown?

    It's all fabulous and would look great on me. The model/picture is exactly my figure. It's wonderful to see. And I love the dresses from this period. I think I have found my style.

    Thank you, Leanne.

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