1940s Fashion at Vintageaholic.com

WW2, Utility Clothing, New Look and and make do and mend. Find the 1940s clothing we at Vintageaholic.com love here. Anna Vintageaholic X Anna X
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Teen fashion - a cardigan that would be considered ultra fashionable today!

Teen fashion - a cardigan that would be considered ultra fashionable today!

Sunday best meant Sunday suits, with bags and gloves and shoes to match.

Women are not moody, we simply have days when we're loosen our hold on what society has taught us. To be good little girls, and not upset a man who is talking.

Winged victory - a hat from New York.

From the August 1943 photo essay “Dog-Day Hair-Dos: Amateur vs. professional ways of achieving a summer coiffure.” This particular style is called “Winged Victory” - and was a popular wartime hairstyle. (Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Ahhh. Tea dresses from the 40s - how utterly eye catching and so stylish. We love them!

These colourful dresses feature in the exhibition at the museum, floral patterns were popu.

Shoes were practical, mid height and with a closed toe. Women usually only had one or two pairs to wear for every occasion including work. Health and Safety banned women from wearing open toed shoes in the factories.

Women's fashion - Complimenting to the body and suitable for movement and working.

Not every piece in Dior's New Look collection was as wearable everyday but each referenced a time in fashion history when women were considered to be more 'opulent and feminine.'

When it comes to vintage wedding dress inspiration, nothing compares to the timeless elegance of Dior gowns. Christian Dior’s label started in the late and reached the peak of its popular…

No-one can mention fashion in the 1940s without talking about the influence of Christian Dior's 1947 collection named The New Look.  It revolutionized cut, line and silhouette and personified the end of Parisian domination by the Nazi's and World War 2.

Christian Dior, 1947 Dior's groundbreaking new silhouette redefined women's post-war style and revived France's fashion industry after a difficult few years.

Going away suits, traditionally worn to go on honeymoon after getting married were often the clothes people chose to get married in. Wedding dresses were passed between women and often made from parachute silk, old 1880s gowns or curtain material.

Going away suits, traditionally worn to go on honeymoon after getting married were often the clothes people chose to get married in. Wedding dresses were passed between women and often made from parachute silk, old gowns or curtain material.

Beach babes. Look at the tops, the shorts and the heels and also the legs, legs, legs!

Look at the tops, the shorts and the heels and also the legs, legs, legs!

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