Lane Bryant, 1955

The only thing worse that a bad winter cold is a bad spring cold.  I haven’t done much sewing this week, so I thought I’d share some more Lany Bryant catalog pictures.  This time, it’s from January/February of 1955.  It’s interesting to compare the 1935 catalog with the 1955 catalog.  The foundation garments look very similar.  While misses fashion had moved toward the girdle in 1955, Lane Bryant was still showing corsets.  The pajama styles are also very similar to 1935 pajamas, while the Sears misses catalogs and patterns show the more frilly, diaphanous peignoir sets.  The other thing that stands out is the lack of big, puffy skirts.  Many of us who are into vintage LOVE the big, puffy skirts, but I guess they weren’t considered “slimming for the stout figure”.  There are more pictures in my Lane Bryant flickr group


About andreahg

I'm a stay-at-home wife and mom to two boys, a cat and two rough collies. I love to sew and knit with vintage patterns, primarly from the WWII era.
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One Response to Lane Bryant, 1955

  1. Inky says:

    what i wouldn’t give for a pair of vintage plaid lined dungarees! thanks for sharing those pages with us 🙂

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