1940s Fashion Forecast – Dresses

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The 1939 New York Worlds Fair predicts 1940’s fashion –

Collection of  1940’s fashion photographs digitized by The New York Public Library.The models featured are unknown.The styles however herald the look of the 1940’s, with some boxy shoulders and hairdos full of waves and hair rolls. In this post we feature some pretty frocks and skirts. In the next post we look at 1940’s coat styles. See the full NYPL image catalog of images of the New York Worlds Fair 1939. Enjoy.

1940’s Dresses and Skirts

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A stunning dress and hat ensemble from the New York World’s Fair in 1939. The look is very much 1940’s style. Image ©New York Public Library Digital Collection

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A collection of pretty dresses and skirt suits in 1939, which predict the line for early 1940’s fashion. Image © New York Public Library Digital Collection

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Gorgeous 1940’s style evening dress. Snapped at the end of 1939. at the New York World’s Fair. Image © New York Public Library Digital Collection

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1940’s fashions – dresses, suits, evening dresses and formal gowns and furs. Taken at a fashion parade at the New York World’s Fair in late 1939. Image ©New York Public Library Digital Collection

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Three girls model dresses in 1939 which predict the early 1940’s fashions. Image ©New York Public Library Digital Collection

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A lovely 1940’s fashion sailor dress with a patriotic flair to it. Taken in late 1939 at the New York World’s Fair. Image ©New York Public Library Digital Collection

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Pleated tartan skirt and blouse – 1940’s fashion prediction from the New York World’s Fair in late 1939. Image ©New York Public Library Digital Collection

That’s all !
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Images courtesy New York Public Library

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