I love red, white, and blue, not because the colors are somehow “patriotic” but because they simply say “summer” to me. When we think of clothing classics, we think of the little black dress and the white cotton shirt and the cardigan sweater. Maybe we ought to also consider this on-going color combination favorite.
To make my point, today I’m sharing some summer clothes from my collection, all of which have some combination of the color trio. If you are a newcomer to The Vintage Traveler, you can click the links to read the original blog post about each item.
The early 1970s tennis dress above reminded me of tennis star Chris Evert.
Along the same lines is this 1970s tennis dress from White Stag. Note the logo on the pocket.
Red, white, and blue always says “nautical” to me as well. This gathered novelty print skirt from the 1950s shows why.
Continuing with the nautical theme is this late 1950s or early 60s short sleeve jacket. Just add navy slacks.
Add these red 1950s Summerettes to make the ensemble complete.
A 1930s beach-goer would have covered up with a red,white, and blue beach pyjama.
For sports spectating, the 1930s woman might have chosen a nautical themed sundress.
Nautical themes were also good for shopping, as seen in this 1930s cotton frock.
Bathing suits have always looked good in red, white, and blue, as in this Jantzen suit from 1936...
And this swimsuit from the early 1970s.
Got something red, white, and blue to sell or to share? Feel free to post a link in the comments.