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.