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This post on ruffled blouses refers to Mukti (1937)* [X] [X]. The movie was a bit of a fashion influencer with Kanan’s crown braid and Barua’s beret worn backwards apparently all the rage. It turns out the movie is on … Continue reading
The late 1940s was a time of somewhat boxy, padded blouses. This blouse on the actress and dancer Suryakumari for example is almost like a man’s shirt (or perhaps more correctly a pyjama top). As can be seen from the … Continue reading
Kanan Devi and KL Saigal in Parichay. Collared blouses, scalloped necks and boxy silhouettes were common in sari blouses in the 1940s.
Gauhar Jan has some really fabulous sleeves there. But nothing can beat her own fabulousity. [X]