I've always found it fascinating how styles of clothing repeat themselves throughout the ages. When I was in high school there was a new style (so I thought) that I was anxious to try. My mother pointed out that the same style had been "in" during her younger years. That was quite a surprise to me at the time. Sometimes the names for the fashions change, but it is really the same style.
In the photo below, my aunt, now deceased, was wearing a dress that is very similar to the style of dress I wore as a teen. She was wearing this sometime during the 1920's. She was an excellent seamstress and worked for many years doing alterations in a women's clothing store that sold very fashionable clothing.
|Aunt Woodworth Kimes Burrell|
The photo below was taken in 1913 probably at the christening of the baby, my second cousin, Richard Colton Crandon, now deceased). My great grandmother, Susan Durbin Pierce Johnston is holding the baby. (She had remarried after my great grandfather, Thomas H. Pierce died.) The mother of the baby, Mayme Loretta Shively, my first cousin once removed, is standing. My great aunt, Sarah Ann Pierce Shively is seated. The 1920's hadn't arrived yet, and the collars of the dresses in this picture are all high necked, similar to the style of some clothing I have worn in other years.