The sweater and skirt set and bow trimmed dress below are worn by Joan Marsh as Pauline Bisbee, Field's Daughter in 1934's You're Telling Me! The outfits, particularly the skirt and sweater, would have been common fare for any young women of the decade, but the platinum hair would have likely raised some eyebrows among the older generation:
You're Telling Me! Actually has a more glamorous female character then most Field's films, Adrienne Ames who plays the Princess Lescaboura. She wears elegant outfits like the fur trimmed one below throughout the film.
In 1935 Field's made perhaps his most enduring film, It's A Gift, in which he played a hapless grocery store owner who inherits a large sum of money, buys an orange grove, and moves his dubious family to California. This is my favorite Field's film, its side splittingly funny and the jokes, surprisingly contemporary and has some fantastic every day fashions.
His daughter Mildred, played by Jean Rouverol, wears the sort of clothes every day young ladies would have worn. I particularly like this casual flower sprigged dress below:
It very much reminds me of a dress from Revamp vintage that I've been longing for:
One nice thing about It's A Gift is unlike a lot of films it also offers a glimpse of what an older women, a middle aged house wife in the 1930s would have worn, Kathleen Howard play's Field's wife, Amelia Bisonette and wears a range of clothes form casual house dresses to more dress styles.
In the breakfast scene you can see Amelia's 30s style apron and house dress.
Etsy seller GreenBagginIt makes 1930s style reproduction aprons:
Or you can find the genuine article on Etsy too, this pink ruffled one from ZestVintage is particularly cute:
Later in the day when she goes to visit her husband at the store, she wears a tilt hat and a black floral dress:
Etsy seller Vintage Dress Maker, makes a prices but beautiful 30s day dress that vaguely reminds me of a prettier version of both dresses:
Later in 1935 Field's made a very similar film, Man on the Flying Trapeze, again with Kathleen Howard as his wife, in which he played a memory expert who attempts to take a day off to go to a boxing match and gets in a world of trouble.
Howard wears a nice dotted 30s day dress with a smaller bow:
and Mary Brian as his daughter wears a ruffled blouse and a cute straw boater.
I have one or two 1930s dress in my own closet that reminds me of the sorts of dresses worn in Field's films, they are my favorite dresses to wear because they are practical and comfortable for every day:
I just have to make sure I don't become a dreadful nag while wearing them!