Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Back of an Evening Dress is More Important Than the Front?


As a vintage clothing enthusiast and retailer, I love finding vintage fashion magazines. Once in a while I even come across artist sketch books, and it may even have some of the sketches of the fashion designs they thought of and put to paper but never actually created a garment.

One of the books I have acquired is the "350 Original Fashion Figures". It shares detailed pictures of the 1930's fashion. One of my favorite quotes from the book is how the back of the dress should more appealing than the front, "First, and most important of all is the pose. Let it be simple, striking and revealing as possible. As a rule the back of an evening dress is more important that the front. It should also contain a mysterious quality which some authorities label "sex appeal". Learn more about vintage dresses from the 1930's artist sketches.

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