So, after 2 weeks of testing garments, I think I’ve come to a conclusion. I need to let go of the need to be “historically accurate”. Back when I was involved in historical reenactment, this was a HUGE deal for me. It has remained with me as I started to get into vintage clothing. However, after seeing all the various garments on me, I’ve come to see that the best garments for my figure don’t always come from the same era. Part of the beauty of choosing vintage styled garments is that I can pick what best suits me. From what I can see, what seems to suit me best is the 40’s A-line skirt and 50’s fitted blouse.
This picture shows 40’s A-line skirt with a 40’s blouse
Oh, my word! My chest looks GINORMOUS
However, with a T&T (tried and true) 50’s blouse, the girls don’t look quite so big and you can actually see a waistline.
I think these will be the two garments that form the basis of my complete wardrobe.