Soviet Fashion: Style Pages from 1980s U.S.S.R.

Were Soviet women dressed in drab, utilitarian garb - not according to their fashion magazines.

I recently came across some Soviet fashion magazines from 1987-1989 and thought I’d share.  Like most Americans, during the Cold War, I pictured all Soviet women as homely and hardened by their harsh life, dressed in drab utilitarian garb.  As these pages prove, that was far from the case – and certainly not in the last years before the break up.  What we find are fashions not so different to a JC Penney catalog of the same period.  Let’s have a look…

Soviet fashion

Soviet fashion

 

soviet fashion

Soviet fashion

soviet fashion