1930′ Bore or Score? SCORE I SAY



The Great Depression, WWII…the 1930s were a difficult and somber time in the world, and the fashion of the time are reflective of that climate. Fabric was a commodity resulting in shorter lengths, minimal bulk, form fitting silhouettes and huge innovations in synthetic textiles. These restrictions also encouraged a lot of creativity on the part of women who had to make due with what they had and still look fabulous.

The House Dress

DRESS FROM the 30’s
The name may sound dowdy, but the house dress is far less casual than anything we would wear around the house today. With lots of feminine details like bows, lace, ruffles, and decorative buttons, the 1930s house dress can be worn to work or on a date today and look rather dressy. House dresses usually come in really fun fabrics and prints as well.
My 2011 is the 1930’s……….try it.


Snug, head hugging hats such as the cloche were a must in the 1930s. The shift to shorter hair styles necessitated a hat that didn’t have to be pinned in place. Cloche hats also followed the slimmer, softer, more natural silhouette of the decade.

Menswear Influence

Two piece suits became much more practical for women in the 1930s because of their versatility and durability. They took inspiration from men’s suits but gave them feminine touches like bright colored lining and figure flattering shapes.

If you are busty like me go for the 1950’s!

About crazechameleonstudio

Craze Chameleon Studio established in 1999 by founder Aisha Keys, a native Washingtonian, is one of the must vintage clothing collections in D.C. At the age of 23, her distinct fashion style turned the heads of many people on the streets of D.C., thus propelling her into a career as a personal shopper and fashion stylist to aspiring models, vocalists, musicians, and local fashionistas. Because of her ability to change her look from day to day, she was nicknamed the Chameleon; thus creating Craze Chameleon Studio. A studio of vintage clothes from the 20’s – 60’s. At the Studio, Aisha creates masterpieces utilizing her creative eye and vintage pieces. “…through my original style and vintage apparel, I show people how to put it all together and create their own unique fashion statement.” Aisha Keys. Craze Chameleon Studio has carved out its own niche among vintage retailers by providing up to the minute fashion that looks as if it is off the runway today, but is an original garment from fashion past. Since opening in 1999, CCS has been one of D.C.’s vintage clothing resource and one of the most celebrated vintage destinations in the D.C. area; supplying clothes to many retailers in the metropolitan area like Kaur, Nana, Meeps, Crossroads, Buffalo Exchange, Reddz Trading and Mustard Seed. CCS has an incredible array of vintage clothing from cocktail dresses, furs, suits, designer garments, accessories for men and women, and household collectibles and furnishings. There is an exclusive collection of used and dead stock items at the studio. To make an appointment call 2022008892 or email crazechameleonstudio@gmail.com

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