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Fashion Files: The Golden Age of the Secretary

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After several notorious decades of stenography and coffee fetching, the office secretary eventually became extinct after the 1980s, replaced by administrative assistants and executive assistants. The title of secretary has since been relegated to condo association boards and official cabinet positions like Defense Secretary. Yawn.

To honor our fallen foremothers, today we revisit the Golden Age of the Secretary, from the wiggle skirts of the 1950s to the puffy sleeves of the 1980s. Click on each image below to see the listing. And hold my calls.

50s-era embellished brocade satin dress on eBay. Starting bid $112.

50s-era emerald green wiggle dress in raw silk on eBay. Starting bid $19.99.

50s-era bronze and black plaid secretary dress on eBay. Buy it Now for $24.95.

50s to 60s double-breasted secretary dress in lime green on eBay. Starting bid $16.12.

50s to 60s atomic knit secretary top and skirt on eBay. Starting bid $19.99.

60s orange ruffled secretary dress on eBay. Starting bid $14.99.

60s secretary dress with scarf on eBay. Buy it Now $49.99.

60s silver floral brocade dress on eBay. Starting bid $14.99.

60s two piece secretary suit on eBay. Buy it Now $15.99.

60s to 70s secretary mini dress with ascot and pleats on eBay. Starting bid $9.99.

70s floral peaches and cream secretary dress with tuxedo trim on eBay. Starting bid $9.99.

70s striped secretary blouse on eBay. Starting bid $9.95.

70s stripey secretary dress with pussy bow on eBay. Starting bid $9.99. Buy it Now for $18.

70s accordion secretary dress with ascot tie on eBay. Starting bid $13.99.

70s to early 80s blue and white striped secretary dress on eBay. Current bid $8.05.

80s sheer navy blue secretary dress with Peter Pan collar and cuffs on eBay. Starting bid $19.99.

80s light pink tuxedo secretary dress with wide cuffs on eBay. Starting bid $9.99.

80s purple tiger print peplum secretary dress on eBay. Starting bid $14.99.

80s secretary polka dot blouse with ascot tie on eBay. Buy it Now for $32.50.

80s champagne secretary dress with ascot on eBay. Starting bid .99 cents.

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Written by Verdell

July 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm

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  1. If my wardrobe doesn’t improve markedly after the creation of your blog, well, I know that I’m just not trying.

    Summer

    July 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm


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