Vintage colour swatch: Bold Black and white

So, I thought I would do something fun and write a regular post every 2 weeks that focuses on a particular colour. I will also include pics showing all sorts of vintage fashion items that were produced in varying shades of that colour, hopefully to inspire some new outfit combinations in the future and some possible purchases.

Black and white: Yes, I’m generally a fan of darker colours like black and navy, so I’ve always been a fan of 1930s Coco Chanel. Even her home was decorated in black white tones, which at the time, was quite daring. Schiaparelli also used black and white very well in some of her clothing lines. Anyhoo, I love the contrast of black and white garments and the streamlining they give the body. Here are some lovely examples that I have found.

        Vintage 1930s Dress - 30s Black Dress - White Ric Rac Ruffles

1930's Black and White Velvet Hooded Cape       1920s black and white silk chiffon pearl-beaded gown       Vintage 1930's Black Organdy Dress and Jacket

1930s black and white frosted glass bead necklace      40s Black Dress / SIDE CAR Pocket  / Floral CONSTELLATION / vintage      Vintage 30s Velvet Cap / Black Velvet Hat / 1930s Beaded Hat

circa 1930s NOIR ET BLANC bracelet       See Supersize Photos in a Pop-up Window

Vintage 1930s Capelet Black & Tan Hairpin Crocheted Evening      Vintage 1930s I.MILLER Formal Shoes      Vintage 1940s Dress Black & White Fern Print