Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Brezzy Blues

Shelley in a spread for the 1976 Montgomery Ward Spring Bicentennial Edition Catalog

Shelley appeared in the Spring Bicentennial Edition Catalog of Montgomery Ward in 1976. She appeared in the spread called "Do The Breezy Blues" which was part of the catalog's "C is for Contemporary" feature which showcased a new breed of sports  clothes for the contemporary woman of the era. Shelley modeled outfits in soft hues of blue (and white) which were sometimes tie-dyed.

Shelley wore the 2-button blazer with wide lapels, fitted waist and patch pockets over a scoop-necked cotton knit top. With them, she wore a pair of fly-front trousers that had a 2-button close and an elastic waist at the back. The catalog recommended a matching tote for the outfit. Shelley was radiant in it.
Shelley also modeled a blue and white striped top. Nautical- inspired, it had a boat neck and had solid-colored elbow-length turn-back cuffs. With it, she wore a pair of sailor pants with unusual hip zippers and wide flared legs. Shelley looked like one classy sailor.