Thursday, September 10, 2015

Book Review: Everyday Fashions of the Forties

As Pictured in Sears Catalogs
Edited by JoAnne Olian
A Partial Synopsis from Good Reads:  Few publications illustrate so comprehensively what American men, women, and children wore in the 1940s than the Sears catalogs of those years, when the company's fashions typified the tastes of the American mainstream. This book is a compilation of 122 fully illustrated and captioned pages selected and reproduced from rare copies of Sears catalogs of the World War II era.
My Thoughts:  What a fun little picture book of vintage fashion!  I had to smile at the ballerina dresses.  Fit and flare is a flattering classic look to this day!
What are you reading?
;-)  -Marci


  1. I'm not reading anything, but I wish I was! I miss it when I don't have something to read at night. I just haven't had time or taken the time, not sure which. Nothing better than a good book!

  2. Hi, nice review. Be sure to link up at Literacy Musing Mondays. We like any links dealing with reading and literacy. :)

  3. Sounds like a fun book to learn more about fashion from past decades.

    - Courtney

  4. Oooh, this looks and sounds like such a fun book! So glad you shared this with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  5. What a gorgeous looking book Marci! I'm a big fan of all things 40's, 50's and 60's, so I'd love to see more! Mimi xxx

  6. Aw, this looks super cute!

  7. Adorable kids clothes during that time for sure!


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