{Giveaway} 1960s Vintage Fashion Illustration

FOF Liz Glasgow is giving away “Cyd,” a 1960s fashion illustration 9″X 12″ print from her brilliant biz, The White Cabinet.

To enter, tell us in the comments below: What era of fashion did you like the best?

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.


As a little girl, FOF Liz Glasgow loved art and crafts, much to the delight of her mother Hilda, a top New York fashion illustrator.

“We had a workroom with a metal closet that housed all the drawings, papers, art supplies and cameras,” says Liz. “Whenever I needed something art related, Mom would tell me it was in the white cabinet.”

Now, 50 years later, Liz has made her name as a freelance photographer for leading architects, interior designers and top publications such as Elle Decor and Woman’s Day. The white cabinet from her childhood has lived on, although her mother, Hilda, passed away in 2004 at the age of 91.

Today, the white cabinet resides in Liz’s Hamptons home and houses 80 drawings spanning Hilda’s career as an illustrator for Vogue, Saks Fifth Avenue and Best & Co.

“I’ve had her drawings hidden away and am now offering them to the world,” says Liz. Just last year, she launched a virtual White Cabinet where customers can order custom, printed Gicleé reproductions that mimic the look and feel of the originals. Currently there are 50 illustrations available on the site ranging from the 1940s-1970s, and Liz plans to release the rest in the near future. Later this year, the prints will be sold as wallpaper by Flavor Paper

“These drawings have lived in that cabinet for 60 years or so,” says Liz. “I  found it only fitting for them to reside there virtually online as well.”

Enter to win “Cyd,” a 1960s fashion illustration print, by answering this question in the comments, below: What era of fashion did you like the best?

(See all our past winners, here.)

Contest closes January 13, 2011

91 Responses to “{Giveaway} 1960s Vintage Fashion Illustration”

  1. Michelle says:

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  8. Marsha says:

    The 50’s. I love looking at the pictures of my mom from that era. she always looked so put together.

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  9. Teresa Taylor says:

    Definitely the 40’s. Beauty, elegance and fab shoes. What more could you ask for.

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  10. suzanne says:

    I love Current Fashion – Fashion this Era. It’s always new & exciting…yet always seems to incorporate bits & pieces of previous eras. Love not knowing what’s coming next!

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  11. lAURA says:

    I think the 70’s where great: colorful, playful, irreverent. The hairdos, the makeup. Love it

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  12. Jodi Ling says:

    I love the 60’s. Just a child, I remember the cool clothes my aunts wore. They were a few years younger than my mom so the were still single and wore the short skirts, fish nets and go go boots. Loved Laura Petrie’s and Ann Marie’s wardrobe!

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  13. kathie says:

    I like the fashion of today…Women of my era (50 ) have so much choice in what they can wear and with a little bit of thought and effort can look comfortable or classic and chic. I am excited to think that we women have the power to choose our life style and fashion style because of our independence, which in days gone by was frowned upon.

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  14. Sandra Crispo says:

    I think it is fun to mix different eras fashions in eclectic ways and make your own statement, and since I am in my sixties have lots of different era’s to mix and match, lol!!!

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  15. Darlene says:

    I loved the fashions of the 60’s…I graduated from High School in 1965…(Of course, I thought my go-go boots and mini-skirts were sooo cool). Our generation was not afraid to make a statement in our lifestyles…not just in fashion!!

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  16. Gael says:

    60s fahions are my favorites – from shift dresses and pillbox hats to mini skirts and bright colors – I love it all. And I love seeing all of the simply divine drawings from the White Cabinet. Fantastic!

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  17. Sunn ymay says:

    The 60’s heralded in an explosion of music like the Monkees which we sang loudly walking home from school with arms linked together. The wild geometrics and bold florals dressed clothes and homegoods. Layering clothes began. At school, the dress code for guys was no T-shirts. And for girls, dresses, skirts and pant suits were the norm. We could only wear the pantsuit top if it was fingertip length so it was more like a shortish dress over pants. Tights in winter was the usual along with stirrup pants. We wanted to wear mini-dresses, but were limited to dances and church.

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  18. Sunn ymay says:

    My fav era was the 20’s with the art nouveau and flapper look. I love the layers of tassles and the freedom of dance and the drama in art and bobbed hair of the time.

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  19. Connie Faulkner says:

    As a teenager in the l960’s, I liked at the time the mini skirts and hot pants. However, I really like the dressy dresses I see on todays young ladies at the awards shows like ACM and Peoples Choice and Sarah Jessica Parker’s Sex and the City style.

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  20. Patti says:

    40s/50s/60s – so hard to choose between those three eras….

    But if I had to choose, I think it would have to be the 40s – love the cuts!

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  21. doreen hicks says:

    My fav era would be the 50’s. I so love the poodle skirts, the leather jackets, the flats, and the cropped pants. I could go on and on. If you look closely enough allot of what some people wear today came right out of the 50’s.

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  22. Patrick Alexiou says:

    “I think it would be the 1980’s since i grew up in that era!”

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  23. shelby payne says:

    I love the 1930’s art deco period

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  24. Robyn says:

    I am so intrigued by the 40’s era that I swear I lived it. So many of the style’s they had are as if I lived in that era. I am constantly watching movies and falling more and more in love with the fashion then. I only wish that the 40 era would reappear ! So much class and style beyond any other. Give me Bogart !

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  25. Carmen Badeau says:

    I love the Twiggy era! The mini dresses and go-go boots were amazing! It seemed like we were experiencing a totally new way of viewing the world at that time! Music was changing, fashion was changing and the way we view our world was changing! It was such an exciting time to be alive! And everything felt so alive! Yes, we had the Vietnam war. And there was a lot of anguish over civil rights, the war, etc. But I view those as growing pains.
    The fashion at that time was vibrant, mod, hip and so daring! I love the use of bold colors and strong designs, even those inspired from other countries such as India. Love it!

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  26. Faith says:

    I like it now…however I like the necklines to be a bit higher for me personally. There is a bit of everything out there.

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  27. j langdon says:

    What a chic print….love the artwork.

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  28. hofken says:

    The era of fashion that I liked best was 60’s.

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  29. Gigi says:

    I have my own style with a mix of classics from all eras. Classics go a long way.

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  30. Barb says:

    I love the 40’s !! I guess I’ve seen too many movies with beautiful actresses wearing amazing dresses dancing under the stars and falling in love!!

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  31. pati says:

    I love all eras of fashion because every era, every year, every style that chases the golden glow of popularity gives every woman the opportunity to showcase her own unique style and personality.

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  32. CJ says:

    If I have to pick one, I’s have to say the 50’s. It screams femininity. Any other era after 1920 was fashion by necessity. When women were not limited by economics or politics, they dressed like women. Tight waists, full hips, big hats, delicate shoes, softness. I love that and use it in my own personal style. What I like about the 21st century is anything goes. If you wear it well.

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  33. Diane Popper says:

    Women dressed so elegantly in the early 50’s. The full skirts, cinched waistlines, gorgeous costume jewelry… I’ve tried to save as much of my Mom’s stuff as possible, including her crinolines, long gloves, handkerchiefs and scarves. Also saved is a glamorous satin robe which she wore on her honeymoon.

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  34. Janie says:

    I loved the fashion era of the 60’s!! Bright colors, daring hemlines, fun designs of paisley, fishnet hose, go-go boots, Mary Jane shoes, Gunni Sax long dresses and does anyone remember the year we wore decorative bloomers that might have matched something in the dress?? Got sent home from school for wearing that one, hahaha.

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  35. Elyse says:

    I love the styles from the 60s. They were so creative! Their unstructured qualities really freed up women. However, I have alwasy been deeply attracted by the glamour of the 30s when dressing up in beautiful and highly structured clothing was the thing to do.

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  36. Linda says:

    I love fashion NOW-there is a bit of everything, and even for us FOF’s, there are lovely, sexy designs. And we have access to so much beautiful color in fabrics, and the availability of design from all over the world, and accessories that are not only spectacular, but also affordable.

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  37. Marilyn says:

    This is wonderful!

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  38. Charles V says:

    I like the fashions from the 1960’s, they were groovy.

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  39. Melanie Baril says:

    Hmm..Well,I came of age in the 70’s, so not my fave when I see it all coming around again! If only I would have saved a few things,but that is beginning to be a looong time ago now! I love looking @ my parents wedding photo and all the pictures my mother saved when she and her many sisters were growing up and then grown.A favorite is a picture of my mom as a maid of honor in the late 40’s.She was so beautiful!I don’t know how comfortable she was,but comfort is only important if your FOF,right? Can’t we have comfort and great style?

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  40. Mary Douglas says:

    I think the 50’s were beautiful…and I remember seeing some of your mom’s drawings as a young girl, still figuring out what I wanted to be when I grew up, and how much of a lady I wanted to be, too. I don’t remember ever seeing anyone in real life who looked like your mom’s drawings – maybe that’s what made them so mystical! I remember “sighing” alot when I saw them.

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  41. karen s says:

    My favorite era of fashion is from the 40’s the clothing is feminine, the jewelry is dramatic and I can find lots of items from that era just everywhere I shop in resale stores in AZ.

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  42. June says:

    I love tailored, figure flattering clothes. The 50’s and 60’s, shirtwaist dresses, flaired skirts with sweaters or silk blouses and pearls. My mother who passed away in 1966 at the age of 34, knew how to dress. Another trend I miss from the 60’s are the Lady Gator skirts, styled like pants, with pockets, etc. I had them in every color.

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  43. Nadine Butler says:

    Would love to own this!

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  44. Janet Keyser says:

    I liked the 50’s because everything was pure and cute. Plus most everything was made in the USA!

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  45. Renee J. says:

    I liked the 80’s – the fingerless gloves, big hair, straight legged pants – they were just fun!

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  46. thepricklypinecone says:

    I adore 60’s fashion, people say I am weird but I just feel it is so me!

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  47. Gloria Monroe, says:

    I love the late 60’s and early 70’s!

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  48. Cassi Jensen says:

    I remember the 70’s fondly, as I had the right body type for bell bottom jeans and cap sleeve t-shirts. I loved my Frye boots also, in fact I practically lived in them. I used to love going discoing too, wearing a pretty floaty dress, a la “Saturday Night Fever.”

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  49. fabulous mimi says:

    I loved the 60’s…I grew up in that era…Jackie-O and all that…watching Audrey Hepburn on television and the movies…loved the styles back then and of course we were the original Bohemian Chic girls!

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  50. Deborah Shirley says:

    I loved how we dressed in the sixties! We wore outfits that were coordinated, and fit nicely; Weejun shoes; Alpaca sweaters; bras, panties, and slips that matched; garter belts and hose; more skirts and dresses than pants; and NO JEANS or T-shirts! We cared about looking great!

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  51. Cid Nitzke says:

    The illustration shown could be my mom. She had such style while I was a kid and this just reminds me why.

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  52. Jenny hebert says:

    The 90’s Classy looks that last a lifetime

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  53. sherie says:

    i was born in the 50’s…but, oh those wonderful fashions from the 20’s to 50’s were awsome!

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  54. Pamrla Wood says:

    I love the 1940’s style. After my aunt died she left in her closet hats, purses, and jackets that were made out of the best materials and the classic style of the 40s. Even the boxes have held up well over the years. I use the evening bags every year during the holidays and it gives my outfits a little glamour with my usual classic look.

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  55. Jean Burkhardt says:

    For me-I LOVED the 50’s when I wore poodle skirts and white socks with brown & white shoes! I also loved the shirtwaist dresses-wonderful clothes. I wish I still had them(and could fit in them-lol)!!!

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  56. Hannah B. says:

    I was a flowerchild in the 60s, so I’d have to say that was my favorite. Loved the long, flowing skirts, peasant tops and bright colors.

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  57. vclark500 says:

    The Victorian era was by far the most elegant time for fashion!

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  58. AJB says:

    The late 70s/early 80s. The tall look was in with dark, dressy jeans and high heels (Candies and Famolares), feathered, curled hair and makeup.

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  59. stephanie says:

    My favorite is the 50s. The dresses the crisp tailoring. Love it all.

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  60. Kim Lencsak says:

    I remember pictures of my Mom in the 40’s and 50’s thinking how beautiful she looked and stylish! I would of loved to live in that era and dress like her….unfortunately, I was born in the sixities and was here for the eighties look….YUCK! Take me back…..K

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  61. Jan Carson says:

    I loved this era of the early sixties. I was a child but I really admired my Aunt and this is the kind of outfit she would wear. I like the era we are in right now also because there is so much freedom in what we can dress like. It’s interesting that the above illustration is in vogue today. It is a wonderful fashion print. So simple yet elegant.

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  62. Gina P says:

    I love the 50’s. Where women wore beautiful dresses, gloves hats, beautiful jewelry…the gowns were gorgeous. Even the little aprons were cute! I love watching old movies and each gown is more beautiful than the last. It’s so nice to get lost in the fabulousness of it! I would love to be able to pull it off today…like Dita Von Teese.

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  63. Mary Sims says:

    Can anyone say Mad Men!

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  64. Christine says:

    I grew up in the 60’s, and loved the fashion; I remember how graceful Jacqueline Kennedy looked!

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  65. Barbara Ryan says:

    I love all those dresses from the 20’s, especially anything by Chanel.

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  66. Marcia Robinson says:

    Loved the flapper era. But also loved my HS years which were the early 50’s. Crinolines, poodle skirts and saddle shoes were it!

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  67. Bette E Butcher says:

    Loved the 50’s and 60’s when women wore dresses.

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  68. beth w. says:

    you did say like? not which we would look best in now, right? i love looking at photos of my parents when they were newlyweds…that would be the early 50’s. women dressed to show off their curves and assets, but did it in a wholesome way, not like exhibitionists we see today.

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  69. katie says:

    I love the Jazz age the 1920’s and 1930’s. I’m always attarcted to shoes that look like that era give me a T-strap anytime and the silky and rayon dresses.
    I love the print which is I’m assuming Cyd the famous dancer.

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  70. AUDREY MOORE says:

    I LOVED THE 70’S WHEN SKIRTS FLAIRED AND GOT LONGER, WITH BOOTS. IT ALL COMBINED FOR A STYLISH BUT VERY CLASSIC LOOK. I LOVED IT

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  71. DOTTI says:

    I LOVED THE 1920-1930’S LOOK. WOULD LOVE THE RETRO PRINT.

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  72. Darlene says:

    I loved the jeans and bright colors of the 80’s, but also the sweaters/outfits my mom wore in the 50’s & 60’s– she was such a classic dresser!

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  73. Nina Witham says:

    I love jeans so the 80’s are my favorite but the cute fashions from the 60’s are great too.

    Must say the victorian dresses have always been a favorite of mine but don’t think they’ll make a comeback. 🙂

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  74. ann says:

    I love any era that allowed me to wear jeans and be comfy. I especially like being able to dress up dark jeans and wear them most anywhere which is great now. Looking back I started my jeans habit in the late 60’s. That sure dates me!

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  75. Mary Robinson says:

    I love the 40’s and 50’s. It was a time when women looked elegant. They dressed for everything from shopping to the theater.

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  76. cyndi says:

    The late 50’s early 60’s. The outfits like Doris Day wore so well in her movies. I think she was simply beautiful. The clothes were so elegant and feminine, no too revealing but ah so sexy.

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  77. Erika says:

    I would have to say the ’70’s; a time when I could actually afford to buy clothes and feel “trendy”.

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  78. Art by Karena says:

    How great and what a legacy!! I would love to win this fabulous illustration!
    Karena

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  79. ogden kruger says:

    Awesome! I have a friend who was a designer for Adrienne Vitadini for many years…each year on my birthday she would write a letter with a beautiful fashion drawing on the side…i framed a few of them and just love looking at them!!

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  80. Loretta McCormick says:

    I liked the 70’s look. Clothes were more comfortable and layed back.

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  81. Jo Cavins says:

    My favorite era was the 50s. Love those longer, fuller skirts.

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  82. Margarida says:

    I live the sixties!

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  83. Sarah Snadow says:

    I tend to like Bohemian like styles from all era’s. I am just come from the “Funky” generation.

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  84. Robin McGann says:

    What a legacy you’ve been left! Thanks for sharing it with the world. My favorite era was the post-war WWII Dior era.
    Women looked strong yet feminine.

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  85. jana says:

    the 50’s, no doubt. i love shirtwaist dresses, petticoats, crinolines, etc…..a truly feminine era:)

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  86. JoAnn says:

    I loved the 70’s. I just loved all the long maxi coats and boots.

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  87. Diana Duda says:

    I think the Victorian Era was the most romantic era for women’s clothing. Although the styles may have been meant to cover women up, I think it was really very feminine and ultimately sexy. The high necked ruffles, fitted long skirts probably showed off more than less and not seeing everything enticed men.

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  88. Sharon says:

    Being a child born in 1944, I came of age in the 60’s and in my heart truly loved the Flower Child’s dressing. It was great to be free to wear whatever I chose, within the confines of my career as an elementary school teacher. Today, I still tend to wear whatever I feel like, and love the Retro looks!

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  89. The nan says:

    I adore the 1920s
    vintage fashion. The womens clothing amazing, really unique …

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  90. Patricia Assanowicz says:

    If I remember right from going through photos of my Mom, she wore some really awesome outfilts, from the 30’s to the 50’s women wore suits and dresses that were so trim fitting, my Mom’s faves were from the 50’s, looking at her photos I asked her if she saved any of her clothes, she did and somehow they were thrown out, she looked hot, no wonder she hooked my Dad. lol, Women in the movies I watched from the 30’s and 40’s dressed to kill, they had no fear showing their assets and figure, to me there was a totally different style with alot of class and they wore it well, so yes, that era 30’s to the 50’s were classic. Well done Ladies !!!

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  91. Lisa Pines says:

    My favorite era is the 60’s. When else would a six year old (that would be me) be able to wear white Courreges boots and a green and purple striped mini dress? I wish the boots still fit!

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