womenswear

A fashionable fire A strange way to model '60s nightgowns
A fashionable fire? A bizarre way to model ’60s nightgowns

Surprised in the night by a five-alarm fire, rescued before there was a chance to change, each (luckily) was caught in something so devastatingly pretty, she didn’t feel the least bit flustered about going out in the world. Moral: The right way to be rescued is in the nicest nighties you can find.

Victorian dresses for roller skating (1890s)
Victorian dresses for roller skating (1890)

In the 1800s, women had to get dressed up for everything, which is why these Victorian dresses for roller skating even exist. It’s hard to imagine rolling down a hill in a long gown.

Super stylish '60s belts
Super stylish ’60s belts

In late 1968, you could prepare for the season of style before the summer of love, and choose from a profusion of glamorous ’60s belts to create a waist, high or low.

Superbly-fitting unlined Rayon suits for women (1957)

Avisco Rayon, blended with silk or dacron, has a soft, lightweight touch which is so enjoyable in the summer. Handmacher tailors these superbly-fitting unlined suits in fabrics that owe more than half their composure to Avisco rayon fibers.