When cocktail time rolls around, your outfit can be as intoxicating a concoction as the libations. I am thankful to be fairly height-weight proportionate and take great delight in finding fashions that fit my hourglass. (or hour and a quarter…)

My choice for cocktails and cocktail attire bend towards a few decades ago. Any of the following will do for me. Top choices for the intersection of fashion and libations in 2011: Ball & Biscuit, The Libertine, Bar at the Ambassador and 1933 Lounge above St. Elmo’s.

As noted, the top of these three was available at H. P. Wasson in April 1945

Note, the dress on the left was available in April 1945 at L. S. Ayres

above, March 1948

above, March 1946