Monday, June 18, 2012

Two Teens Doll Book


Two Teens paper dolls today - found by Lori at a thrift sale. This book is dated 1974, and let's just say that it had to have been reprinted a number of times, because, well - we were teens in 1974, and we definitely didn't dress anything like this!
Jane and Sally would have probably been considered oddly dressed in these outfits back in '74 - not that I don't like some of their outfits, because I actually do.

Quite a few of them would fit right in with today's tastes, and look right in style.

You've all heard what they say about styles coming back around again, if you wait long enough, right?

"Everything old is new again", and all that.

(But maybe not really EVERYTHING.)

Which outfit is YOUR favorite? Would you wear any of them today? If I had the right figure for them, I surely would!
(Thanks to Lori for the post idea!).

9 comments:

Sassy Lassies Vintage Life said...

This is SO, SO sweet. I want one!!!!

Jamie said...

I had a black and white hounds tooth jumper like the one in the fourth picture down. I wore it with a black turtle neck and white go-go boots. I loved that jumper. My mother always told me I looked like Joan Baez when I wore it. That made me love it even more!

Tina Dawn said...

I love the red and white rick rack dress! I used to absolutely adore paper dolls, I would have really enjoyed playing with these. Love T

Jim J;O) said...

I might have dated the girl in the plaid shorts, top picture. Her friend and the girl in the fourth pic down are wearing toreador pants. I don’t remember a coverall look though. Two piece bathing suits appear to just be coming in. I remember that well—very well. Sandra Dee brought in the full bikini. I was so in love with Sandra Dee—still am, and I miss her. Next to last pic, the girl is wearing peddle-pushers. Don’t know where her stockings came from. The sweater? Oh yes. There were often two sweaters, the outer one buttoned only at the top. Try to catch old “Father Knows Best” episodes. You’ll see Betty Anderson wearing many of these clothes.

I can easily picture pretty Junkyard Heather in a few of those dresses.

(Toreador pants & peddle-pushers probably had many other names, as well as other things. San Jose wasn’t in contact with Syracuse anywhere near as fast as they are today—instantaneous. At least Betty Anderson kept us apprised of goings-on in Springfield, Somestate.)

Tami Von Zalez said...

I'd wear the orange skirt with the short-sleeved orange print top the third page down.

I agree that at least half of those styles have cycled back in. Such a cute post - thanks for sharing.

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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i love those red and white short pants and the matching hat!

yosemite faith said...

just loved paper dolls back in the day. great find.

Jessica Cangiano said...

These are so terrifically cute, classic, delightful! Makes me yearn to be a little girl playing with paper dolls again - or a grown up who collects them.

Thank you very much for your comment on my vintage banana cookie recipe. I agree, nix the lard and opt for butter, that would be my approach, too.


Wishing you a gorgeous day,
♥ Jessica

Phyl D said...

Ooooh, these clothes practically shout 1964...would still love to have the black & white houndstooth jumper - so versatile and comfortable to wear (can this please come back in style?) and also love the orange-beige-white sleeveless blouse with the orangey-beige skirt with its matching print lined inside (nice detail).

Jim J;O), when it comes to Sandra Dee, you have great taste, cookie. You're not the only one who misses her. She really was something special and I hope that she knew how much her fans adored her. I know that her late husband, Bobby Darin's life (and phenomenal career) were celebrated in "Beyond the Sea" but it saddens me that Sandra Dee's real life and career will never get the recognition that she deserves, especially as she began her career as a child model before becoming an actress in her early teens...imagine what she could have accomplished in this more enlightened era...