The 1940s DuBarry dress and its versatility. The DuBarry brand was known in the 1940s - 1960s for simple yet elegant evening gowns, cocktail and prom dresses, as well as mother-of-the-bride wear. Today the label is synonymous, amongst us vintage girls, with the best that ready-to-wear vintage has to offer. I love how easy it is to dress up or down the DuBarry ...
Saddle shoes – definition
Saddle -Piece of leather on a shoe, usually in contrasting colour, stitched from forward shank, at one side, over vamp to the other side.
A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken
A brief history of saddle shoes.
- In 1906 A.G. Spalding, the American sporting goods company, introduced saddle shoes as athletic footwear. The All American shoe was first advertised as a tennis shoe but gained more popularity among golfers before finally reaching mainstream fashion.
My Queen Bee look consists of:
A 1950s Handmacher skirt, “Queen Bee” top from 1683 Atelier, a contemporary brand that goes perfectly with all my 1930s-1950s garments, a late 1940s purse, a 1950s style Pillbox hat and the French Sole Hefner slippers with Queen Bee embroidery that I believe even Joan Crawford would approve of!