The STAGE MAGAZINE critic who wrote the article on the right laid it all on the line as to what the most exciting part of ladies fashions would be for the summer of 1934 - there is much talk of the Paris offerings from Marcelle Dormoy, hats by Tappe and smocks by Muriel King. However, no other fashionable bauble attracts her attention more than the concept of the net dress:
"The thing that everyone is going for now is net and, when you see that new net dresses, it is pretty hard to understand why this frivolous fabric was forgotten so long. It is being made into dresses and jacket dresses which are called cafe clothes; street-length skirts and crisp, starchy necklines and usually, short sleeves, each with its individual brand of ingenuity."
Click here to see the Summer suits men wore during the Summer of 1932.
During the later years of the Great Depression a new hat was a seemingly unattainable fashion item and so many women began wearing element in lieu of a hat - click here to find out...
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