Vintage Miscellany – October 27, 2019

Gladys is wearing her new knickers in a way that I see so often in photos from the mid 1920s and earlier. It’s a clear lesson on choosing accessories that match the feel of one’s clothing. The casual knickers and middy look more than a little weird with her white stockings and dressy shoes. I’d love to call her up with the advice to invest in a pair of oxfords and darker hosiery.

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5 responses to “Vintage Miscellany – October 27, 2019

  1. Jacq Staubs

    As you have followed this so closely – it is not the norm from all of the photos. The white stocking has appeared often -we in fashion used it in the 60’s with the mini length dresses and skirts. And again in the late 70’s when the knickers reappeared.I remember in 76 . That Fall using them for holiday with black velvet knickers and accompanying short crop bolero toreador jackets.I think it was with a designer collection – Kaper. F fundraising or the W E T A .The knickers in sportswear reappeared as well.One of Ralph Lauren’s first women’s collections. They assesoriszed with a lighter cable stitched stocking.

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    • True, and I think it’s the use of fabric and texture that makes the difference. I can remember the knickers with cable knit tights, and it was the heavier texture that gave the tights a “country” look. Velvet would require a lighter hosiery. I think the young woman in my photo looks “off” because the light stockings are pair with heavy canvas knickers.

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  2. Wonder if this gal is Gladys Florence Kunstmann (Birth 1909, Illinois, United States, Death 1994, Aged 86)
    One wonders what the occasion was for taking this photo.

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