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September 25, 2015

Vintage French Women's Fashion: 30 Glamorous Evening Dresses (Robe du Soir) of the 1930s

Until the 1930s wealthy women had not really needed to wear practical day clothes. Although styles had been designated day styles if they were impractical it had not really mattered as long as maids took care of chores.

Now women had more productive and busier lives and simpler pared down clothes gave a freedom of movement women relished in daily life. More luxurious gowns were kept for evening. New fabrics like metallic lame were very popular at night and were made to shimmer even more richly by adding plastic sequins and glass beads.

Here, we collection 30 glamorous evening dresses (robe du soir) which were designed by famous French fashion designers during the 1930s: Maggy Rouff, Jean Patou, Lucien Lelong, Robert Piguet, and more...



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