Women’s fashion in the USSR – part II

In this post I’d like to share with you all some tidbits about Soviet lingerie. I saw a similar blog called RealUSSR.com tackle this issue already. I agree with the author in almost all aspects however I’d like to specify and somewhat counter their claims!

The author of the blog said the following:

Due to a series of not so for­tu­itous events (the Great Octo­ber Social­ist Rev­o­lu­tion of 1917, the First World War, the over­all run­down of the young Soviet coun­try) women never had their needs attended to prop­erly. Under­wear was made, first and fore­most, for the work­ing class with no pref­er­en­tial treat­ment for the females so women had no choice other than to wear those sex­less gar­ments.  This is prob­a­bly the sad­dest part of the Soviet history.

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Women’s fashion in the USSR – part I

Today I’d like to talk a bit about fashion in the Soviet era! Nowadays we can go to the store and buy what we like off the rack or if you like your clothes to have a personal touch, you can sew them yourself. Estonia was well known and recognised in the Soviet Union because of our western-like clothing style (we’re 80 kilometers away from Finland!) and fashion. People from other parts of the Soviet Union admired the level of our fashion industry. The fact that the fashion magazine “Siluett” (eng: “silhouette”) circulation reached 400 000 showcases this very well.

The following images are from an Estonian site called imelineajalugu.ee.

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