Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Clara's 1967 Zipper Dress

Clara’s dress is a very simple outfit with big pockets and a zipper down the front.

Wait! Hold on! That's the same description I used on Clara's 1937 Depression Era Zipper Dress. Look below the new dress to see the old depression era dress. You can compare the two styles. Even with the exact same description and the same basic elements, the dresses are very different in their design.

This 1967 dress has an A-line silhouette, big square pockets, and a straight yoke as an accent. The 1937 dress has big round pockets, a little trim, and a flared skirt. The three decades that separate the design of these dresses saw a huge change in fashion design, from the plainness of the depression to the more structured outfits of the WWII era. Then on to the fluffy, feminine 50s, and finally to the 60s.

By the 1960s, clothing was very reflective of the modern art movement, using bold colors and straight lines.

Very much in character in the 60s, Clara’s hair is long, and held back with a wide headband.

To finish off her outfit, her shoes have a very low wedge heel, and are decorated with big bows and rhinestone buckles.

Most of the colors in this decade were bright, clear colors. Along with black and white, these were some of the colors found in clothing from the 1960s:

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The Clara Paper Doll (718k)

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  1. This might be one of my favorites so far. I wish this style of dress would come back...so cute!

  2. This is a dress that is a very flattering style. It caught my eye because it was such a beautiful shade of turquoise... which is a very popular color right now! Of course that doesn't translate to this black and white version, and I forgot to put the original color in the post. Oops.