Friday, February 27, 2009

Bias-Cut Dresses, 1930s


Bias-Cut Dresses, 1930s, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

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"Sleek, bias-cut dresses were worn for evening and formal occasions, and showed every curve, so girdles were used to slim down the hips. A model poses in a dress by Victor Stiebel (above, left), Hollywood actress Myrna Loy (above, centre) shows off the new erogenous zone, the back, and actress Gina Malo, (above, right) wears a bejewelled Empire line gown."

Scanned from the book "Decades of Fashion".

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Wowee! I love the dress on the far left!

Mariana said...

I think I recognize the model as an actress who played the Virgin Queen in a black and white movie. I think my favorite dress is the one on the far right!

elena-lu said...

i love this type of dress, very flattering

Mariana said...

They're really feminine!

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