The perfect summer dress?
Part of the downside of thumbing through old magazines is that you fall in love with outfits you can’t get hold of. (Although, yes, I know the trick is to use the magazine for inspiration and whip out the old sewing machine…) I love this summer sun dress sported by Merle Oberon in the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar from 1939. There’s just something about the vivacious print that’s perfect for a hot summer’s day. The designer isn’t listed, but apparently the dress was sold at the store Bergdorf Goodman in the United States. I know the photo is in black and white, but can you imagine what colour the dress must be? (Happily the magazine provides a caption to let you know. It’s a “red and yellow printed silk”. But you guessed that anyway, right?)