It's the festive season!
Does that make sense? The 1920s ones to a lot of the 60s are out permanently, but the later 60s and onwards aren't really 'my' time so those ones are in a crate, and the crate was wedged under the bed until recently. We replaced the bed, the crate got shifted to the spare room, and now I've been picking through them. And as it's a month to be generous, I thought I'd share outfits from a couple of December issues with you. Don't say I never give you anything.
Old craft magazines are interesting because they're aimed at a very different demographic to high fashion ones, and as the 60s roll on and women start to get more disposable income and clothing becomes more affordable, more women were buying ready to wear and, dare I say it, the clothes in craft magazines become more suited to older, less fashionable women. Anyway, exhibit A, from 1969. This sort of silhouette was kicking around for most of the decade and I really like the cut and colour (and the brooch, of course), but it would've been starting to look dated by 1969, when at the fashionable end of the market you had the likes of Zandra Rhodes, Ossie Clark and Biba making more flowing garments. One for the mums, not the daughters.
So... would you dare to try the synthetic pantsuit?