14 August 2009

Fall College Fashions

I was searching randomly for fall fashion photos when I ran across this old college fashion spread from Life Magazine. I love how all of the models look like real college students rather than fashiony models. My favorites are the velvet dress (probably for her sorority's formal, right?) and the girl balancing along the curb. Can I have her outfit from head to toe?!

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30 comments:

heather said...

Hello little lady!

that outfit of the lady balancing! is soooooo you!

giggles! keep up the wonderfull blogging and hope everything is going good with your big move!

xx
feather!

Lacey Starr said...

I LOVE vintage collegiate style!

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Great find. I really enjoyed the snaps.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Leanne said...

So stylish! It's a shame college girls don't dress as pretty as this anymore. The last girl in the tartan dress is fab as well!

Antonio Barros said...

Very cool pictures!!! I printed the 3rd one!! I love it!

the singular

LandGirlontheHomeFront said...

these fill my heart with joy they are so amazingly perfect. thank you so much for posting these images, which embody everything I am in love with: the 1940s (esp. the hats, the dresses) and vintage collegiate style. xoxo

GracieFrances; said...

how fabulously vintage.
i do love these pictures (:
xx

Penny said...

Fab photos!!

Aphra said...

You do find the most amazing photos, I always go an get my daily dose of Sally Jane Vintage =)

Aphra

catherine_sr. said...

I really love old photos of college students. I think college is a time when people really come into their own in terms of style. I have some old yearbooks from my college and the clothing is also fantastic -- not to mention the confidence on these young women's faces! Thanks for sharing.

Isabel said...

Gorgeous!

josephine said...

wow, these are great! I kind of wish college kids still dressed like this, versus the vulgarities I am forced to contend with on campus day to day.

thequeenjosephine.blogspot.com

R. said...

Oh man, I WANT that velvet dress. It is just perfect. The girl balancing also has a really wonderful outfit. I too wish college students still dressed like this, rather than pajama pants and ugg boots and college sweatshirts. Yuck. I've always loved this old fashioned college style.

R. said...

Oh and how cute is the girl with the coat over her head? She looks the most like a regular girl to me and I love it.

Ms. B said...

Oh I love all of them! So wonderful! Thank you for posting them!

I hope you have a glorious weekend!

xoxo

the art cupboard said...

love

clark said...

love photos 5 and 7. maybe its just the pose or maybe its the idea of college girls posing like models. they look cool and chic!

CMA said...

gorgeous!
i love these shots..beautiful
antique and still classy

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Missa said...

Perfect Fall inspiration, love all the hats!

hello birdy said...

I want a velvet dress so much!

Melissa Blake said...

those are so classy! :)

caramelizedvintage said...

What lovely, honest photos. That woman in the velvet dress looks so sophisticated and glamorous. And their shoes...

recklessdaughter said...

it always shocks me how much better people dressed back then. It's sad how bad the general population looks these days.

great pics!

Lemondrop Marie said...

That vintage buffalo plaid coat has my heart all a flutter. What fabulous photos. So glad you shared.

L said...

Some of your vintage obsessions are cute but some just make you look like a grandma.

aramblingfancy said...

I love the balancing girl, but that plaid coat is stunning. Wow. Great, now I'm going to be dreaming of perfectly drafted plaid coats when it's 100ยบ outside. *sigh*
~Christine H.

Andi B. Goode said...

Oh, gosh, how wonderful! Thank-you for sharing.
-Andi x

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

These are an amazing find! I love the plaid coat, the plaid dress, and the velvet dress. And the hats! Thank you for posting these.

Christina said...

I actually stopped breathing when I saw these. Best inspiration photos ever.

Thanks so much! You always find the best images, but these top all.

dave said...

Looking good.!! Really a pretty fabulous dress!!