Fashionable clothing from the Sears catalogs: late 1950s
Meet the book that defined fashion for generations of Americans in the twentieth century-the Sears Catalog. European couture designs were beautiful in fashion magazines but the average person with an average income shopped for clothing in department stores. The Sears Catalog brought household goods and fashionable clothing to everyone, whether they had access to a department store or not. Pictured here is clothing for men, women, and children taken from actual Sears Catalogs from the late 1950s, along with descriptions and original prices. Current values for some items are included as a reference guide for collectors of 1950s vintage clothing. Who can forget slim sheaths and whirly skirts, rolled-up dungarees and pedal pushers, bouffant slips and taffeta prom gowns, fraternity prep jackets and children's western wear? With more than 400 color photographs, this book offers a nostalgic look into fashionable clothing of an era which defined an entire generation.
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acetate satin acetate taffeta Angora rabbit Assorted beige belt blend Blouse Blouson bodice brown capri pants Car Coat Cardigan casual Chemise clothing collar color combed cotton copen blue corduroy cotton broadcloth cotton flannel cotton knit crepe cuffs cummerbund Dacron dots draped Duster Embroidered fabric Fall/Winter fashion flannelette fleece Floral front full skirt fully lined gold gray green grosgrain Jacket Jumper Kerrybrooke lace leather light blue lined in rayon look Matching Men's midriff Navy neckline nylon nylon tricot Orlon outfits pajamas pants peacock blue pedal pushers pink plaid plastic popular quilted rabbit hair rayon and acetate rayon satin rayon veil Rayon velvet rhinestone Rib Knit Roy Rogers scarf Sears catalog Sheath shirt Shirtwaist silk slacks Spring/Summer 1958 stitching Striped styles suede Suit Sweater taffeta lined textured Turquoise blue tweed twill Two-piece waist washable western wear Women's wool felt Wool Flannel wool jersey