The straw purses on the lower left remind me a lot of Barbie’s purse.
My mother never carried one like that, but some of the ladies at Sheridan Road Baptist Church did, and I thought they were so glamorous.
Polka-dot gloves? I had to look twice to make sure. A girl would’ve had to have been very confident to wear something that outrageous and snazzy. Even though these are 52 years old – they’re new to me.
After having had the measles, it never occurred to me than spots on the hands could be stylish.
Images taken from the Spring/Summer Montgomery Ward Catalog, 1960
Barbie – Four Decades of Fashion, Fantasy, and Fun by Marco Tosa