During sweaty-and-disgusting New York summers, all I want to wear is a bathing suit and flip flops. But these ladies, photographed in Rockefeller Center in 1944, offer up a viable and glamorous alternative. Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt (who shot that picture of a sailor dipping his dame for a kiss in Times Square on V-J Day) for LIFE magazine, this series entitled “Beautiful Girls in New York” is a killer documentation of vintage NYC street style. I’m in love with the mid-length dresses and bold prints—not to mention the ladies' telling smiles, ranging from shy to beautifully broad.   






This is basically a masterclass in summer dressing.

Images: LIFE Magazine. Many thanks to the awesome blog Miss Moss

 


During sweaty-and-disgusting New York summers, all I want to wear is a bathing suit and flip flops. But these ladies, photographed in Rockefeller Center in 1944, offer up a viable and glamorous alternative. Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt (who shot that picture of a sailor dipping his dame for a kiss in Times Square on V-J Day) for LIFE magazine, this series entitled “Beautiful Girls in New York” is a killer documentation of vintage NYC street style. I’m in love with the mid-length dresses and bold prints—not to mention the ladies' telling smiles, ranging from shy to beautifully broad.   






This is basically a masterclass in summer dressing.

Images: LIFE Magazine. Many thanks to the awesome blog Miss Moss

 

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Tagged in: vintage, Street Style, Photography, floral, Bold Print, Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1944   

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