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Kitty Foyle dresses
April 4, 2011
10:14 pm
LindaLou
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Does anyone still have their old Kitty Foyle dresses? These are my favorite dresses ever simple, practical and stylish. I've noticed recently that there are some similar style dresses in stores where I shop! Do you think the Kitty Foyle dresses are coming back? How fun would that be!

April 4, 2011
10:37 pm
Zootsuit
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No, but I sure wish I had!Smile  I do see a few dresses that look like the Kitty Foyle dresses and I for one wish they would come back!  Those styles were classic, contrasting, feminine yet tailored.  Simple but elegant describes them best.

April 6, 2011
4:15 pm
stav
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There was a time when I wore dresses like that practically as a uniform at work. it was very neat and practical, and very 'officey'.  I had a couple that had a detachable collar that I could remove for easy washing.

April 6, 2011
8:09 pm
Baxter Bailey
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I know the blue and white is a Kitty Foyle dress, because I saw it on one of our member's (vintagedancer) site. The black and white photo came up as one as well, is this true?

Fabulous stuff!

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April 8, 2011
7:11 am
LindaLou
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Hey Paul! Yes, it is my understanding that there are a great many versions of the Kitty Foyle dress however the original would certainly be the blue and white. The blue and white is what I would call a true Kitty Foyle dress though there are many others often referred to as the same.

April 11, 2011
11:57 am
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Paul said:

I know the blue and white is a Kitty Foyle dress, because I saw it on one of our member's (vintagedancer) site. The black and white photo came up as one as well, is this true?

Fabulous stuff!

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Here an except from my 1940's Style Guide book about Kitty Foyle Dresses-

"The ‘Kitty Foyle’ dress was another popular daytime style, named after
the movie of the same name starring Ginger Rogers. Rogers played a
working girl earning a living in an office. The dress she sported in the
movie – dark with a contrasting white collar – gave rise to this
popular dress style and the name ‘white-collar girl,’ referring to women
office workers. The dress style was often long-sleeved and shaped like
other dresses of the period – fitted in the bodice with an a-line shaped
skirt that came to just below the knees. It fastened with buttons
either down the back or front, and was made of rayon or a wool blend.
The dress would be dark in color – often black, navy or red. A crisp,
white pointed shirt collar (and sometimes cuffs as well) were the
characteristic feature of the Kitty Foyle dress. The collar could also
be a rounded peter pan style."

 

 

April 14, 2011
6:24 pm
stav
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The idea was that it was usually a dark neutral colour, black, blue, grey, suitably proper for an office, definitely a steno pool outfit. It was practical (for the period anyway) and smart.

April 19, 2011
6:29 pm
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I could see these dresses coming back into style.  Everything circles around and I have seen dresses like this before.  I am sure that if you wore one you would not be too far out of line.

April 30, 2011
2:41 pm
stav
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I think that with a classic style, it never really goes out of fashion.

April 30, 2011
2:45 pm
luv2write
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Yes you are so right. These dresses look great.  A little tweeking and they would look fabulous.

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