Fashion from the '30s and '40s are making a comeback and those were fashions of the "depression" and "recession".
Well, now we're sort-of going through the same thing, except that what used to be "depression" clothes, are now called "expensive" clothes. What can we say? You have to pay a little bit more for that genuine "recession" look.

1. Jean Harlow wearing this crisp blazer in 1937. For $83.40, Ralph Lauren offers us this similar-looking "Nia Piped Blazer" at Dillard's.


2. Floral patterns dominated in the '40s, like this one Rita Hayworth is sporting. Now you have to pay $78 for a blouse like this at Bluefly.


3. This "wallet-friendly" ensemble of canvas shoes and one-piece romper is pictured worn by actress Betty Grable in 1942. Now you can get a similar front zip denim romper for $39.99 at Arden B, and Espadrille flats for $15 at Old Navy.


4. Then there was the crisp blouse and A-line skirt worn by Lana Turner in 1937. But of course, the modernized versions are a Bowtie Blouse from Anthropologie at $98, and a Luxury Stretch Fluted Back Skirt from Express for $69.50.


5. The simple patterned scarf and simple sundress worn my Joan Fonatine in 1946 - turned into a Kumchi Blue Strappy Sundress from Urban Outfitters worth $68, and an Aqua Scarf/Bandana from True Religion worth $45.


6. High-wasted white slacks were popular back in 1939, and looked great on Katharine Hepburn. Now they're available at Victoria's Secret for $39.99.


7. The popular boy-embellished headband Lana Turner sported in 1940. Well, now you can get them at Forever 21 for $4.80.


8. We all love the simple dress with the fun prinks actress Mary Martin wore in 1943. Now they're sold at Dillard's for $138.



One Good Thing To Come Out Of The Depression [TheFrisky]