Friday, July 27, 2012

In Search of Style: Looking for 80s Fashion in 40s Pattern

This is a first for me - an elegant 1940s Vogue Couturier Design pattern with a clipping from what looks like a 1980s dress advertisement!

The clipping shows draping at the shoulders, short French sleeves, a high V-neckline, and a gathered flared skirt.

Here is Vogue Couturier Design 791, the envelope this clipping was tucked into. The dress has draping across the bust, short French sleeves, stiletto neckline, flared skirt with soft pleats at front waistline. Hmm. What do you think? Is this a match or a mistake?