My post from earlier in the week on household items from the Eaton's catalogue was quite popular, just like any of my other catalogue posts I've done, just in case you want to catch up, here it is. Today I'm going to share some ladies' fashions with you - I'll say it again, this is the best catalogue I've found yet - there is just so much retro goodness in it and every model is just so happy and smiling, they don't often seem to look like that now....
These pictures were at the very front of the catalogue - to set the winter theme, I guess.
It says this picture was shot on the ski slopes at Sunshine Village, Banff. The most expensive item on this page is the $25 red jacket - pure wool, of course. I like those red boots - made of glove leather, shearling inside and foam crepe rubber soles.
This one was photographed "on the curling rink at Rossmere Golf and Country Club, Winnipeg" - no one is wearing clothes like this anymore while curling. Aren't they a fashionable trio?
"Slim or bouffant, bare armed or demurely covered up - this is your After-five Sophistication" - look at the waists on these gals!!
I just love every dress - don't you??
These were available in Juniors sizes - gloves were also available as well as the jewellery. The dresses are just so cheap - that little plaid number was only $8.96.
The purple mohair type slim skirt took my eye because Mom had a green one like that and Carla has it now! Once again, look at the waists on those girls!! The jeans don't look so different from today's fashions.
My Barbie had a coat very similiar to the one on the top left - it was home made and the same colour with a fur collar too. But, it wasn't mink like these!!!
Furs were also available to order - Persian Lamb, Canadian Mink, China Mink or Japanese Coney(dyed and blended rabbit) - my grandmother had a fur coat, I think that's the only person I ever knew with one.
I'm including this pic because even though I was a little girl in 1961 I remember having those brown boots with the silver buckle - they sure weren't pretty but everybody had them!
Purses and matching footwear - notice that every pair is sanitized!
Just like some of my other catalogues, there are a lot of hat pages, this one has seven pages - love the hats!
I remember seeing slips like this in Mom's drawer - and look at that crinoline!
You'd be pretty toasty in that red robe on the left - it was made of all wool Scottish flannel - and it could only be dry cleaned!! It's the most expensive one - $18.99
Join the Pajama Party! Even the pajamas look fashionable!
This would have been my favourite page in the whole book, I loved brides. I used to cut all the brides out of the newspaper and kept them in a shoe box. My friends and I would go to any wedding, stand outside and collect the confetti that was thrown. One time I threw all my collected confetti on Dad's car and it rained, he was not happy with me!!!
Maternity wear was loose and comfortable - not form fitting like it is now! Call me old fashioned, I guess - I like this look!
Practical uniforms - of course, the nurses' uniforms were only available in white!
It was really hard to narrow it down, there are just so many great pages - stay tuned - mens' and childrens' fashions are coming and also some more household pages.