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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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WAVES & SPARS – 1940s Uniform Fashion

Glamour Girls of the US Navy – WAVES Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, otherwise known as the WAVES brought thousands of young women in to the Women’s Reserve of the U.S Navy. They were assigned full military status, including ranks, and notably were the first to enlist African American women, albeit in the latter years of the war. They earned…

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1940s British Women on the Home Front

Rare images of British women on the home front – Women on the home front Marking the release of our 1940s Wartime Women’s guides pack, here are some amazing images of women on the home front in Britain during the Blitz. See the Imperial War Museum who curate a rare series of color transparency slides. We feature some of them here….

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Heroic Hardass Women of World War 11

Celebrating 1940s Women in World War 11 – To mark the release of our 1940s Wartime Women Guides Pack, we’ll be featuring some posts to celebrate the heroism and endurance of women in World War 11, who served in the Allied forces and on the home front. That’s all ! ©Glamourdaze 2018 Download our 1940s Wartime Women Guides Pack now.

Past becomes Present in Colorized Photographs

The Art of Colorist Olga Shirnina – There are many apps these days which claim to colorize, with a click of a button, your old black & white photographs, but these compare poorly to the work of a real artist. I’ve seen many good colorists over the years, but none compare to the artistry of Russian woman Olga Shirnina, who…

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