Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fashion Friday

I have two old Spiegel catalogs that I saved - one from 1961 and one from 1965. A week or so ago I did a post on my other blog related ot the oldest one. By far the most interesting fact about the catalogs is what was not in them - no digital cameras, cd players, etc. In fact, there have been a lot of things that have come and gone since then. In the picture above is an example of the dresses - and the prices - that were popular at the time along with the hairdos. Actually, I really liked that style a lot and remember having a bright red one.
I started thinking about sizes - I cannot remember for the life of me ever seeing any size 0, 2 or 4 in stores back then. Size 6 and 8 were very tiny and 10 and 12 were just about perfect. So I turned to the size chart in the old catalog------------

and look - size 5 is smaller than size 0 today. Sizing has been changed drastically in the 48 years since the old catalog was published. So this can either make a person feel better about the size being worn - or lots worse when you think about what it would have been had sizes not been changed. I don't even want to think about what my size would be on the old chart!!! (Click to enlarge)


FeatherDuster said...

How neat that you have those catalogs (or maybe you are a packrat? lol) Seeing the buttons on that blue dress reminds me--I have my mom's button collection (she did keep everything) and it has lots of those huge buttons she removed from clothing.

Leslie said...

Oh boy, I agree with you let's not think of sizes, let's just have icecream instead.