Six Popular Skirt Types worn by 1940’s Women

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Skirt types popular in 1940 as identified by Vogue magazine. Peplum skirt, the flounce skirt, the uneven skirt, tiered skirts, sarong skirt and Harem skirt Peplum Skirt This is the new look for afternoon: a straight-and-narrow line, broken by some kind of witchery in the skirt. Here, it’s a diagonal peplum – a reed slim …

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How to be Pretty – Mary Stuyvesant 1940’s Beauty Guru

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Mary Stuyvesant – American Beauty Guru of the 1940’s Mary Stuyvesant, now famous for her How to be Pretty and 1940’s makeup tutorial films on the Glamour Daze YouTube channel. Yet, until recently, she was all but forgotten and so little is known about her. Mary Stuyvesant hailed from England. She was seen regularly during …

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1940’s Evening Dresses Film and Fashion Trends

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Archive 1940’s evening dresses films What did style women wear in the 1940’s? Two friends discuss their dress, hair and makeup before the big dance occasion. Correctness in 1940’s evening dresses, like other matters of etiquette, is something which has to be learned. Watch the film below. 1940’s Evening Dresses – Fashion Trends One needs …

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1940s Fashion – Winter Dresses and Coats in 1940

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Winter Fashion Wardrobe for 1940 Glamourdaze reviews some Winter Dresses and Coats in 1940 . Also some vintage inspired wardrobe ideas for the young fashionable 1940s woman. This winter you will look feminine and fascinating. A body that is supple and slim. From head to toe you will be consistent. Hair will be brushed up …

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Conflicting Portrayals of WW2 Women in the 1940s

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From unfaithful harlot to plucky Waaf – Conflicting Portrayals of WW2 Women On both sides of the Atlantic, there were many conflicting portrayals of gender roles,  femininity and female sexuality. All of these messages doled out by the official War Office propaganda machine. From the patriotic hard working WAAF, Land Girl and Rosie the Riveter …

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