TBT: The Alleghany Rattler, Aug. 1963: Style, Color Spark Children’s Fall Fashions

Editor’s Note:  As part of our year-long celebration of our 100th Year Anniversary (1922-2022), we’ll post a Throwback Thursday edition of our Alleghany Rattler Newspaper to give you a peek into life at camp across those 100 summers!

In this 1963 piece a fashionista writes about little girls fashions of the era, presumably to prepare Junior Campers for the school year ahead.

Style, Color Spark Children’s Fall Fashions

Today’s young lady — whether she’s in kindergarten or 4th grade — can be just as fashionably dressed this year as her older sister, her mother, or any of those Parisian dress models in slick magazines.

Here are three of the new “shapes of fashion” which should find wide acceptance with every young lady. All are machine washable and, with the exception of one model in corduroy, require little or no ironing. For a party dress, Sunday dress, or everyday go-to-school dress, today’s Young Miss will find these styles put her right up in front in the fashion parade.

At left is the Empire, a high-waisted dress in the new Cranberry color. It’s double-breasted with all around box-pleats, button back, and a three inch hem.

At center is the Skimmer — easy fitting with just a hint of a waist. In Teal Blue, this dress has a low shaped belt at the back and it’s fashioned of cotton corduroy.

The shift at right, straight and narrow, comes in Fir Green with all-around pleated skirt.It has a button back, a back belt and a generous three-inch hem.

You’ll find these “small fry fashions” available in size 3 to 6X.