1920s Red and White Striped Heels

What Is Striped & Red All Over???

These 1920’s style heels. The silver stripe accents are very characteristic of shoe from the roaring twenties.

What Is Striped & Red All Over???

These 1920’s style heels. The silver stripe accents are very characteristic of shoes from the roaring twenties.

1940s Suede Shoes by Walk Over – 1948

Source: Walk Over Shoes

Suede 1940’s shoes with three buckles that strap across the vamp.

Source: Walk Over Shoes

You can get these from dancestore.com, made by Aris Allen, and they are super cute. I always stay away from high heels because they are very strenuous on one’s feet, but these are totally comfy.

Below is a 1948 ad showing a model wearing what is clearly a prototype of them as they don’t look exactly like the vintage ones in the photograph above. Magazine ad illustrations rarely looked exactly like the real thing – in fact many back in the day had little disclaimers: “these drawings are actual photographs”! Especially brands like Air Step with their wildly exaggerated heels. When you see actual Air Step shoes they don’t look a thing like the ads. Red Cross is another brand that, for the life of me, I can never find a real-life version of the shoes in the ads! Maybe the ones in the ads were bait-and-switch… lure them in with a $50 shoe, send them home with a $6 one.

 Another ad for this shoe is posted here: 1948 Walk-Over Shoes Ad.

1948-Walk-Over-Shoes-Ad-for-womens-3-buckle-shoes

And below – the Aris Allen version (click here to see the original of this shoe in the Aris Allen Baltimore Shoeseum):

Source: Aris Allen

1930s Yellow Silk Lace Up Heels

Spring In Your Step

This 1930’s peep-toe style shoe has cut-outs and floral patterns. I enjoy the vibrant colors they chose, and kept consistent with a yellow ribbon to lace up the shoe. Between the colors, the style, and overall cuteness of this shoe, it just screams springtime to me.

Spring In Your Step

This vintage 1930’s peep-toe style shoe has cut-outs and floral patterns. I adore the vibrant colors they chose, and kept consistent with the ribbon. Between the colors, the style, and overall cuteness of this shoe, it just sings springtime to me.

1920s Photo of Bathing Beauty with Swim Shoes by Hood Seaview

Source: Chuckman’s Photo WordPress via Mack Sennett Comedies

Photo from the 1920’s depicting a woman in her bathing attire. I can only imagine the tan lines those shoes would give her.

Source: Contentment Farm via Hood Sea View

1920’s bathing shoes resembling the ones in the picture above.

1920s Stormy Weather Blue Heeled Shoes

Source: Art.com via Harrods; Photo by Vanessa Wagstaff

Here is a pair of heels from the 1920’s. Blue and white designs appear as storm clouds are stirring on the shoes. The heels have whats called a ‘cinched waist’ that looks similar to an hourglass shape. I have also heard these heels referred to as a spool heel, flair heel, and Louis heel (after the French King Louis). This style of heel was heavily popular in France before it made its way to the Americas, but can be seen a lot in the years leading up to the 1930’s. These types of heels are still used today, but we have expanded our style of heels in the modern day and this style is no longer the most commonly seen.

Drape Induced Love

Drape Induced Love

Vintage 1940’s gown has a embellished seam in the front that pops to catch the attention of your audience as you razzle dazzle them. I love how the 40’s just made clothing appear to drape you so effortlessly. Found on eBay.

Drape Induced Love
Source: eBay

Vintage 1940’s gown has a embellished seam in the front that pops to catch the attention of your audience as you razzle dazzle them. I love how the 40’s just made clothing appear to drape you so effortlessly. Found on eBay.