“Today, many of the club dresses are cheap, short, tight knits that reveal every body flaw a woman can have, from back fat and bellies to chubby thighs and knees. These kind of stretch dresses do nothing to compliment a figure. The dresses of the the 1940s were designed to compliment a body.” – Emmy Award-winning costume designer Gigi Ottobre-Melton, whose glamorous creations are worn by the cast of the television series Agent Carter. Ottobre-Melton shares more insights on the show’s period attire here and here.
(Image: Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) goes blonde to get the job done, ABC Studios/Marvel Television)