I saw an article from Marie Claire magazine entitled What People Were Wearing the Year You Were Born (link at the bottom of this post), and decided to take some of my favorites and make my own comments. I picked 24 out of the 115 photos in the post.
I love this Gibson Girl photo. Those fancy hairstyles should never have gone out of fashion. I bet they were heavy, though.
This fashion from 1906 is very Elmira Gulch, which just happens to be around the era that the rest of the Wizard of Oz books were written.
I like this one for two reasons – The first is – well, just look at those hats! – and the second is that it reminds me of the first film ever made using a moving picture film & camera. It is called Roundhay Garden Scene (1888). While this film is much older than this photo, it’s easy to see what kind of dress people loved for many years.
I love the expression on this woman’s face in this photo from 1912. This dress is simple, but it’s so chic with the fully covered neck,
The above from 1915 brings me instantly to Mack Sennett’s bathing beauties.
That hat! ‘Nuff said.
This lady is channeling some series Gloria Swanson vibes.
I love those wide-brimmed hats and all that lace.
This is a Katharine Hepburn-inspired getup, if I ever saw one.
I like the second girl’s outfit the best.
I can just imagine the flourishing sound of the skirt on this one. Must have been fantastic to wear.
this one’s a classic. The collar makes the dress.
If I was a betting woman, I’d say these shoes did not stay in fashion for long — if they ever were, for that matter.
This one from 1963 reminds me of something Endora might have worn amongst her many, many outfits she donned in Bewitched.
This looks like something that the girls in the Czech film Daisies (1966) would wear, which is fantastically on point, actually.
I love the way they did their makeup in the 60s. Wait, are these girls not wearing any shoes, or is this an example of the trend where they’d put their tights over their shoes? Very interesting either way.
If I could find corduroy pants like this now, I’d get them in every color! This is an incredibly cute look, and may be my favorite out of all them.
I love the pant suit thing. I think it’s striking! Looks like the skirt on the second lady is an accordion-type. Love those, too!
Matchy-matchy needs to be a little more of a thing now! This all-yellow outfit, complete with adorable matching jacket is a needed thing in my life.
Super comfortable and chic dresses will always be a thing.
Classic jeans! Just like Rock ‘n’ Roll, it’s here to stay.
Looking like Baby Spice, totally cute shiny halter dress is another classic.
This one from 2014 is a close second for favorite out of all of these. I love the red, love the lace, love the boots. This Courtney Cox look-alike is stylin’.
The last one I picked Because Sneakers. Glorious.
What do you think of these? What are your favorites of the photos from the original?
See the original post with all photos from 1905-2019 by clicking on this Marie Claire article. https://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/g3536/100-years-of-style/?utm_campaign=arb_fb_mar_m_i_g3536&utm_medium=cpm&utm_source=facebook_arb