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Vintage Fashion | 1940s Fashion Inspiration

ADORED VINTAGE: Vintage Fashion | 1940s Fashion Inspiration

British actress Anna Neagle looking girl-next-door gorgeous in a sweetly lovely polka dot blouse and cute curls.

Grey wool dress with white linen collar and cuffs, by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell, American, 1947.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Dress

There only were a few new styles that became trademarks of the 1940s because this time period head wear was very diverse :the beret- a one piece round, flat, french inspired hat that sat directly on top or angled off to the side;the turban- a piece of fabric wrapped around the head and What Did Women Wear in the 1940s? decorated with flowers, feathers or jewels... But as you can see,all of these hat styles were not practical for sun protection, merely decorative.

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September 1941: Dorothy Shapard, student at Vassar, in a career classic blue grey wool dress with a plaid jacket in blue, grey, red, and black and a red hat. Image from © Condé Nast Archive/Corbis,

~ Raleigh Vintage ~: 1940s Campus Suits for Women

Coat Mainbocher (American, 1890–1976) Date: 1946 Culture: American Medium: wool Dimensions: Length at CB: 47 1/2 in. (120.7 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1954 Accession Number: 2009.300.169 This artwork is not on display

Mainbocher | Coat | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Bar" suit and hat (silk shantung jacket, wool crepe skirt, and straw hat) by Christian Dior, French, spring/summer 1947. 'Bar' is one of the most important designs from Dior’s first collection. The tight-fitting jacket has padded hips which emphasise the tiny waist. The long pleated wool skirt, backed with cambric, is exceptionally heavy. "Bar" cost 59,000 francs and ushered in the post-war "New Look".

V&A - The Golden Age of Couture - Exhibition

1940s-Hollywood-Makeover---before-and-after. Tutorial included!

12 Steps to a 1940's Hollywood Makeover. | Glamourdaze

Polka Polish: Matchy-matchy - oh I'd love a coat like this!

Polka Polish: Matchy-matchy
  • Frances

    It's actually really good 70s-does-40s.... shhh, don't tell!