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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Vintage Outfit Post 1930s Playsuit from Nudee Dudee

The first pant like garment for women, created by women's rights advocate  Amelia Bloomer appeared in 1851

 but it wasn't until the 1920s that trousers for leisure wear became truly socially  acceptable.  That of course led fashion dare Devils to look for another clothing item to  shock with, enter shorts.  Shorts for leisure wear first began regularly appearing in the 1930s and wear pretty common place by the 40s and everywhere by the 1950s.  The most common shorts garment in the 1930s was the play suit.

This set is definitely 40s, but that matching hat swoon! 

Genuine 1930s shorts are a pretty rare find and they'll set you back a pretty penny.  Guermantes vintage has an amazing pair in their etsy shop now

So what's a vintage lover with a shorts shaped whole in their summer wardrobe  to do? Repro of course.  Thankfully Nudee Dudee has amazing late 30s shorts play suit for sale, trimmed with authentic vintage buttons and belts if genuine 1930s feed sack.  I got my suit last summer and I adore it.

I wear it with my thrifted Bakelite bangles, remix sandles, and luxulite pepper hair clip.

According to Nudee Dudees Facebook page there's a new mint green version of the shorts set in the works.  I'm definitely nabbing it, white is awfully hard to keep clean with 5 dogs.


  1. What a great outfit, looks really comfy, pawfect for snuggling up too! Aha. that's what you mean about the 'keeping clean' is it? Surely a few dog furs adds to its charm?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    (who is moulting black, white and brown furs over everythingy at the moment!)

  2. You look sensational, Kate! I really have to say how much I admire the way that you support small, independent repro designers. Way to go, super stylish lady!!!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  3. You look very pretty in the suit! I love the belt, and your pepper hair clip very much!

  4. Love your outfit. So summery
    Lily & Edward

  5. Oh deeeear! You know I love it! Good look!

  6. What a great summer outfit! Perfect!

  7. That is a great play suit! The terry shorts are really a blast from the past.

  8. Is the PUG vintage too?
    Love Noodles

  9. SHE remembers a university lecturer stating when hot pants came out, that it was NO WHERE the revolution as the 1920's when the hemlines went up showing....women's ankles. We owe those daring girls a salute. Love your outfit.

  10. We love looking at your photos!

  11. 1930s Playsuits..for the win! YOURS is adorable and now I must add one to my wardrobe (especially since the heat just kicked up here in Toronto).

    The examples you provided are darling. Wonderful post.

    Liz :)

  12. Lovely playsuit, it looks great. Mint green sounds a pretty choice.

  13. Love the playsuit! Looks so cute on you!


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