1940s Fashion – Winter Underwear in 1942

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In 1942, the outdoor girl dressed good and warm Winter underwear in 1942. The silhouette for 1940s foundation wear is breathing room for waistlines, beautiful, uplifted bosoms and a return to the straight and narrow for hips. Life Magazine in 1942 reports on ladies underwear for the ‘sports girl’. Photographs by Gjon Mili The female hothouse …

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Color Archive of 1940s War Era Women

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Mouth watering color photographs from Sweden – Glamourdaze always gets a little excited when a new excavation emerges of pictorial gems to add to the photo archive of women’s fashion history, and if those photographs are in color .. well then it’s Christmas come early ! Most of the color slides were taken during World …

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1940s Fashion – 1948 Guide to Foundation wear

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1940s Vintage Lingerie advice – Glamourdaze just published a page devoted to the secretive world of vintage lingerie. We’ve chosen excerpts from a book published in 1948 called Foundations for Fashion and provided links to our recommended supplier of faux vintage style undergarments. The guidebook – Foundations for Fashion is an excellent 1940s and 1950s …

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1940’s Fashion Wardrobe – 1942 Summer Styles

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All things to all women – 1940s fashion report by Wilhela Cushman Fashion editor of Ladies Home Journal If you simply love a long coat to wear with many summer dresses, your favorite could be this sophisticated green over a printed 1940s frock. (1) The same style dress alone with (2) a big green hat and …

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1940s Fashion – Early Summer Suits 1940

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Bette Davis and friends model the latest – 1940s fashion report by Gwenn Walters. A fresh and spirited fashion song is echoed by Bette Davis ( above), whose newest summer costume is previewed for you. A trim dressmaker suit of navy rayon faille conceals a white button-on crocheted lace blouse ‘neath its ribbon hugging jacket. …

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1940s Hollywood Spring Styles 1941

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Actress Ann Rutherfords Spring Wardrobe – 1940s Fashion Report by Gwenn Walters – Vivacious Ann Rutherford gives you an exclusive preview of her spring dresses for this season. A parchment beige wool jersey sports frock is Ann’s first choice. Designed by LA’s Louella Ballerino, it is a two piece eye-catcher. The blouse, which features soft …

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1940s Fashion – Vogue Under Twenty Dresses

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Four 40s frocks and their doll equivalents – One of the pretty young dancers of the musical show, “Panama Hattie,” is Miriam Franklin, who is wearing a buttoned-bodice dress of beige Juilliard wool and a black velvet halo-hat. Her costume and the others on this post were copied in miniature especially for Vogue. These are shown …

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1940s Fashion – Evening Frock to Day Frock !

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Wartime utility fashion advice from Pathe 1943 – Fashion expert Anne Edwards shows us how ! That old dance frock is just a waste of good material in wartime. Lets cut the skirt to a daytime length. Out of the piece of material you cut off, you get the yoke and sleeves for your new …

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