October 20, 2010
I cannot express enough how looking through vintage photographs can be the best source for learning more about vintage clothing and styles from the past! And old photographs are just super fun to look at anyway ^_^. Here are a few of my favorites from the "Original 1930s Photos" Flickr Group.

Mom & Aunt Louise Sposi Money Order Department - postal orders Savings Bank SS Ausonia SS Ausonia My Maternal Grandmother & Aunt: Circa 1930 The Boat from Ryde : Isle of Wight - 1934 1934 1937 Dal mio cassetto The Hitchcock Family

I LOVE ♥ ♥ ♥ 1930s style. I always feel like the 30s has too much of the 20s and too much of the 40s so that sometimes the 30s are a little hard to define. But as far as my personal style goes, I find the 30s to be my main source of inspiration. Loose trousers (belted), feminine blouses that aren't too broad across the shoulders always with a pretty detail (collars, ties, bows, etc), and I love little floral prints and soft flowing fabrics. Also, the length of most of the items are pretty close to the length of everything I wear, but then again, that probably has a lot to do with me being a smidgen over 5 feet tall. *hehe* So everything is below the knee...

Mmmm... I would wear every single outfit depicted in each of these photographs, even the little girls' blouses. So darn cute!

For more about Vintage Fashion from the 1930s, check out our 1930s category!


  1. I love reading what you write about vintage. It's so lovely and passionate. I feel the same way and the 1930s is so beautiful. I love all these pictures. How chic is that bride?! xx

  2. You're right! Looking through vintage photographs is amazing. I love viewing old Photo albums with my grandma. She was so beautiful in her youth. xx, Alice :)

  3. I love looking at old photos too. I wish people dressed like that now. It's just so classic. I love the bow details too and the floral prints are just so pretty and look like they could be worn everyday for any occasion.

  4. Wonderful posting! Such great photos!!

  5. Oh my goodness so pretty - I love the first dress in the 4th picture with the velvet bits. the 30s were so gorgeous!

  6. Old photographs have a calming effect on me. Even if I am looking at images of complete strangers they somehow give me a "home again" feeling that I rarely experience elsewhere.

    You have a wonderful blog and I look forward to following it!

  7. I want to be one of those 2 women on shipboard. What a fantastic look they have going.

    TheVintage Traveler

  8. love this post. i'm a lil over 5" too. i love my skirts below the knee.

  9. I love the girls on the last picture! To me it seems like all the old pics are a treasure to protect.


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