1940's Clothing - What Women Wore

1940’s Clothing – What Women Wore

1940’s clothing had two distinct silhouettes : the wedge silhouette of the early 40’s – wide shoulders ending in a narrow waist, and the post war hourglass silhouette – cinched waist flaring out to a bell shape skirt. What Women Wore in 1940’s Clothing What Women Wore – 1940 to 1945 Early 1940’s dress silhouettes for women saw the wide…

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Top Summer Dresses from 1940 to be Seen In the USA

Summer Dresses from 1940. A peek at the top 1940’s fashion picks for women in the United States on the eve of WW2 Some Fashionable Summer Dresses to Wear Go to the Zoo looking cute as a cricket in blue-and-white chambray, striped to beat the band, with a starched pique collar. Saks – 34th St, New York. Add to it,…

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

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 the early 1940’s, by those…

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1940’s Evening Dresses Film and Fashion Trends

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 to check on herself and…

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1940s Fashion – Winter Dresses and Coats in 1940

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 from your forehead in a…

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1940s Fashion – Fall Dresses in 1940

Smart Fall Dresses for Autumn 1940 – Fall Dresses in 1940. Coats and suits. Dark frocks for colorful jewelry. Fall Wardrobe for $35. Fall wardrobe for $40 Rosalind Russell poses in a fall costume from Bonwit Teller, New York. The felt bonnet is the highlight of this lovely ensemble. A Fall coat and dress to catch the eye. Money pouch…

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1940s Fashion – Fall Dresses in 1944

Fall Fashions of 1944 – The war does not dampen these Fall dresses in 1944. Young American women prepare for the chilly days ahead. Glamour Daze casts an Autumnal eye on the new Fall fashions and picks a ballot of Fall dresses, Fall suits and Fall coats to win your favour. These three young women stopped the traffic in these…

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1940s Fashion – Fall Dresses in 1947

A New Dress Silhouette for Autumn – Nipped in waistlines, soft back fullness and longer fuller skirts. The new Paris silhouette creeps in to Fall dresses in 1947. Fall dresses 1947 – A New Silhouette A black skirt below the knee, but without the petal like fullness of the new Paris look. The Jacket with nipped waist follows Diors new…

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Conflicting Portrayals of WW2 Women in the 1940s

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 to the loose single ‘victory…

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1940’s WW2 Nurse Uniform Fashions

Dress Uniform Identification – It was the era of World War, the fight to defeat fascism across the world. Equality in the forces had a long way to go ( with the notable exception of the Soviet Armies and air forces). Women were not allowed to join direct combat, there were many roles filled by women. Here we examine the…

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