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"Iconic" sweaters from the 1940s!

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by lindapoirier, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont VFG Member

    I LOVE this thread as well. Can't get enough of the photos. And I never knew that about the cuffs and the deep waist band. Makes sense!
     
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  2. poppysvintageclothing

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  3. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

  4. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

    I love these beaded cardigans too. And to imagine that some women made them themselves, with the embroidery - wow! I've not yet seen a pattern like the one you show before.
     
  5. poppysvintageclothing

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  6. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Linda, is that you? Beautiful model.

    Sandy
     
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  9. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    A great one to finish with :USETHUMBUP:
     
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  11. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

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  13. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont VFG Member

  14. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    I'd totally wear that 50's set to go skiing in! Fluorescent is always in fashion on the slopes.

    I will share some of my 80's sweaters with you Linda one day, I think I like the outrageous 'it's so bad it's good' ones as much as you do!
     
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  15. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Amazing clothesline collection. Wow.
     
  16. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  17. I used to wear a bullet bra - my original '50s version pointed off in slightly outward directions so that I would bang my arms on them, and poke them into people unsuspectingly. It was very odd, although I have to say that you're right Linda - it got me lots of attention!
     
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  18. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    Yes I used to wear one too, though I never found an original one to fit me, so wore a conical repro version. They make 50s clothing sit just right, though I found I needed a slightly softer shape for under sweaters, the very pointy ones looked a bit odd.
     
  19. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    I just found this on the VFG's Sweater Girl pinterest board:
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    I'd never thought of the 80's novelty jumpers as retro styles but of course you can see the inspiration clearly from the 40's LIFE cover above!
     

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