Saturday, August 29, 2015

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Two uniforms

At the left is an actual sailor's uniform from WW2. Either the wide cape-like collar or the tied scarf/tie or both were adapted into women's fashions and some children's clothing about that time.

It was popular to say the least.

Below are a few examples.

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Four girls posing
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Girl and sailor scarf

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Verlie Clark
woman, sailor shirt 1907 1920

woman and scarf
Fasion statement.
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Three women

Sailor collar
Woman in Sailor style
Young woman

Fifteen girls, lollies and dollies
Laura Davis

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Balance act
Mom and boy

Four in a row
Dance Class 1925

Three girls
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  1. I do believe it was WWI that inspired the children's and women's fashions. The style that was fashionable during WW2 was much more fitted and stylish. These all appear to be part of the craze in the teens and 20s. I have several of my grandmother around 1918, my mother in the 1920s, and then my mother again in the 1940s in a fitted knee lenght dress with sailor collar.

  2. Thanks, I am not very fashion oriented. My wife tells me I look like I dress in the dark.

    I have noticed that the WW1 Sailor Uniforms seem a bit fancier than the later ones. The tie or scarf seemed to disappear and the collars got smaller. Even Popeye’s costume changed over the years and he eventually lost the tie altogether.



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