Here's a nice find from Vintage Ads on Tumblr, harkening back to an age when the idea of mothers and daughters dressing alike wasn't a disturbing prospect for both parties. "You can't tell the mothers from the daughters in mother-daughter classics," notes the copy in this 1951 ad for Life Stride shoes. "Because everybody looks young and has fun in these easy-living casuals. And this year we’ve given them a sophisticated new slenderness that mothers and daughters will both look smart in! Why not try them on together?" Stranger than the message is the fact that there was a time when a shoe ad could show everything a model was wearing except her shoes.
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