Most viewers are probably more familiar with the 1956 version starring James Stewart and Doris Day, but if you ask me the 1934 version is far superior, and not just for Peter Lorre who is amazingly creepy as the vilian:
The entire look of the film is better, and that includes the fashions. The film takes place in Switzerland and the look that really got me swooning was worn by the young girl, and kidnap victim, Betty played by Nova Pilbeam. While she watches her glamorous mother Jill, Edna Best, participate in a clay pigion shooting contest. Betty wears some kind of adorable wool suit, maybe a ski suit, and the cutest crochet tam hat and gauntlet gloves I have ever seen.
(I also love the monogram or insignia on her father's scarf and bonus points for the cute dachschund, but I do wish he had a sweater too.)
Though Betty is obviously a young girl I definitely think this look would work on a women of any age and it certainly looks warm. One of my most treasured items of clothing is my own 1930s wool ski suit:
and I can attest to the fact this it is very, very warm.
The gorgeous fashion doesn't stop in the shooting scene though, the movie is choc-a-block with beautifully shot noir moments.
I am also in total awe of Edna Best's hair, it might just be the most perfect 1930s hair I've seen.
What are your favorite things to wear in the winter?