These suits are for girls 8 to 15. Today the girls illustrated might be in middle-school — or starting high school — but their clothes could have been worn to the office in the late 1920’s. Yes, it is 1930, so they are actually a bit behind the fashion trend to longer skirts and natural waists. Nevertheless….
Well, the button-on skirt would not be worn by a grown-up (very little boys did wear button-on pants.)
But the “tennis dress” frock with its diagonal closing is pretty sophisticated.
Coordinated coats and dresses — an ensemble — were chic womens’ wear.
Left, 3083 has the latest cape sleeve, and 3127 has the bound and scalloped front with buttons, also a 1930 adult fashion.
1929 and 1930 marked a fad for very suntanned faces.
It’s hard to imagine eight to thirteen-year old girls wearing these dresses and suits to school today, but the 1930’s were an era when children had to grow up fast.