We’ve had an unusually warm autumn and early winter, and snow has been very scarce. Snowless winter is one of the few things that really get me down.
This morning everything was finally white. Unfortunately also very wet, and melting as I write, but I think it’s time for a winter wear themed post!
Often vintage winter wear looks really cold to me. People seem to have gone without hats that cover their ears a lot, even in cold Sweden, and I just don’t understand how they did it! Anyway, for this post I tried to find winter wear that actually looks warm enough to wear for a proper cold winter.
The catalog scans were found in the Sears archives at Ancestry.com, and the Burda archives.
Pretty Jeanne Crain wears beautiful and warm looking clothes. I love the mittens and hat.
Those hats certainly don’t seem to warm much, but these outfits were just too beautiful not to include. I know I found this picture on an Etsy listing for a knitting pattern or magazine, but I’m afraid I forgot to note which one.
I love 40s snow suits like this one on Jean Parker. Again, the hat doesn’t seem to do much, but the rest looks great. I’d love to have one of these outfits.
More 40s snow suits. The ones with embroidery are my favourites.
I absolutely love this knitted coat with matching mittens.
Now these hats look properly warm! I love the idea of wearing a warm turban as a winter hat, for more elegant looks.
More great hats.
Beautiful gloves and mittens!
Elizabeth Taylor is bundled up in The V.I.P.s.
Great skiing outfit. I have a pair of vintage fur gloves almost that big, they’re crazy! I have yet to wear them. Source: What makes the pie shops tick?
Elegant but warm winter looks.
More elegant jackets and hoods.
I really like the red jacket with the patterned ribbon.
Moe skiing fashions! I like the quilted jacket with orange fluff.
I love the colours and pattern of this outfit.
I’m extremely fond of the knitted ensemble on the girl.
A cosy and warm looking accessory set.