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Women Fashions: 1930s

Welcome to The Costume Gallery's research area for 20th Century Fashions during the 1930s. This era is frequently referred to as the Great Depression period. This was also the era of radio shows. There were many fashions from this era as you will see by the references below.

Areas to Research:

 The Costume Institute:

 1930 Fortuny Caftan

 1934 Evening Gown

 1938 Cloak

  Elegance After Dark: 1930s- Louisiana State Museum

  From Russia with Love: Costumes for the Ballets 1909-1933

  History of Jantzen Red Bathing Suits: 1930s

  Pattern and Images from 1930-1939: Sense and Sensibility Site

 Women of Style: 1932 Photograph for Vogue

  Womens's Fashions in the 1930s by Carol Nolan

Suggested Reading:

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Women's Wear of the 1930's : With Complete Patterns (sorry no book cover to show)

Swing Style: Fashions of the 1930s-1950s

Everyday Fashions of the Thirties

Vintage Fashions for Women 1920S-1940s: With Values

Fashions of the Thirties: 476 Authentic Copyright-Free Illustrations

Fashions of a Decade: The 1930s

The 1930s: Fashion Sourcebook

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