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College fashion 1940s. Velvet dress, pillbox hat

College Fall Fashion: Velvet dress, hat with veil and open-toe shoe with high heels. Location: US Date taken: 1938 Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Donna Reed. 1940s glamorous evening wear, evening dress floral gown rayon photo print ad vintage fashion movie star gloves purse hair

Greta Gamble This dress shows the small waist and broad shoulder trend of the She is also wearing elegant gloves, which where more popular during this time. This dress is very simple and feminine, things that were equally important during the

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thirdcoastclassic: Christian Dior’s black silk faille cocktail dress with white fichu, 1955 . I remember my Mom and her cocktail dresses and yes, a hat !

vitnage 1940s lady woman's bicycle

Susan Peters, Oscar nominated for Random Harvest. Photo: Howie Cohen's Everything Bicycles/Hollywood Rides a Bike

Ginger Rogers, 1940s.  Long hair in a 'snood'; pants

Ginger Rogers sports pants (something women were wearing for the first time to go out into the work force). The snood captures her hair so that it is back off of her face. This prevented womens hair from getting into machinery in factories.

How stylish with those hats :D

How cute are these piped, pleated, swimsuits! Of course with matching wide-brimmed straw hats. Dior bathing suits, circa theniftyfifties: Lovely Dior bathing suits, Photo by Henry Clarke.