In preparation for Modern Vintage Shop & Social: Career Day Edition on October 18, I’m prepping ready-for-work ensembles that will make you feel good…and maybe “wow” your colleagues.
So I trolled the Internet for some inspiration! Check out these scenes from the 40s and 50s:
You deserve to read the full description of this photo, as provided by the Library of Congress:
Safe clothes for women workers. Illustrating what the well-dressed women in search of a war job should NOT wear, pretty Eunice Kimball, Bendix Aviation worker, pauses at the entrance to the plant employment office where potential workers are interviewed. Though clothes may not make the woman, they ARE an indication of qualifications for a job, and Eunice’s sweater, high-heeled and open-toed slippers, jewelry and loose hair-do are not improving her chances of employment. To contrast the inappropriateness of her costume, note trimly-dressed Alice Tripp, Bendix guard. Bendix Aviation Plant, Brooklyn, New York
Eunice I CANNOT BELIEVE you wore those SLIPPERS to your job interview. Did you know, one day right out of college I wore my slippers to work. That’s a mistake you don’t make twice.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the movie, from Cinema Station: It is the story of three attractive and innocently sexy young women who go to Manhattan in search of romance, adventure and a career that will sustain them until they fall in love and get married.
That’s all for now! Maybe next time I’ll treat you to some photos in color.