teen fashions

images from life magazine, taken in the mid to late 1940’s by nina leen. not much has changed.

“teenage girl wearing blue jeans and large checkered shirt which is usual after-school costume. 1944″

“closeup of teenage girl’s wrist covered with six different identification bracelets which are as popular as the milk shake she is enjoying at a soda fountain. 1944″

“teenage girls wearing blue jeans hang out in friend’s living room, eating and drinking Cokes. 1944″

“teenage girl wearing her brother’s slacks and shirt. 1944″

“teenage girls wearing new animal pattern sweaters. 1945″

“madeline calcar modeling teen-age fashions, a short-sleeved sweater and black corduroy skirt. 1949″

“madeline balcar wearing a classic simple blue polka-dot dress. 1949″

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6 Responses to teen fashions

  1. Robin Thursday 9 December, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    Hi,
    These are fantastic images. Where did you find them.

    Thanks,
    Robin

  2. Lauren Thursday 9 December, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    Madeline Balcar is gorgeous! & I wish that my friends & I dressed like this.

  3. chicadecanela Friday 10 December, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    Look at those rabbit and swan sweaters! They are so NOW, arent´t they? I know i´ll want one.

  4. lia Saturday 11 December, 2010 at 2:07 am #

    these are so awesome!

  5. swimfan Saturday 11 December, 2010 at 3:00 am #

    “madeline balcar wearing a classic simple blue polka-dot dress. 1949″

    ♫don’t speak, i know just what you’re sayin…..♫

  6. Men of Men Monday 21 February, 2011 at 3:14 am #

    I love the classic look. I feel as If I should have been born 50 years earlier than I was, so I could embrace this style…

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