style tips for tall girls - Lauren Bacall

Vintage Style Tips for Tall Girls by Helena Rubinstein

Style tips for tall girls in the 1940’s that are just as relevant today. Who were the tallest actresses in 1940’s Hollywood? The “Forgotten Woman of America” seems to be the woman who stands five feet six inches or over. For, although 25% of American women are in this category, tall women are often awkward in their gestures, stoop-shouldered, incorrectly…

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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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Quick and Easy 1940s Hairstyle Trick

Learn this easy 1940’s hairstyle trick by Tia Semer, with just  a comb, some bobby pins, a hair brush, side combs and hairspray. When you think of 1940’s hairstyles, we conjure images of complicated vintage waves, victory rolls, pompadours, pin curls, bangs, up-dos, and up-do with bangs. Add to that the myriad of hair accessories like snoods, braids, ribbons, bows, turbans…

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1940’s Style – The Top 10 Hairstyles 1940

The Top 10 Hairstyles 1940 as by the Paramount’s hairstyle and makeup departments: The Best hairstyles of 1940 and who wore them Barbara Stanwycks’ Long bob Sheba Curve. Scarlett O’Hara period chignon and snood. Dorothy Lamour’s pompadour. Paulette Goddard and Bette Davis’s coronet hairstyles. Joan Crawford’s pin curl hair. Claudette Colbert’s short bob. Carmen Miranda’s h.air dress. Ann Sheridan’s middy…

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Beautiful 1940's Swimsuit Legs of Hollywood - Esther Williams, Jane Powell and Liz Taylor

Beautiful 1940’s Swimsuit Legs of Hollywood

Beautiful legs belonging to famous 1940’s Hollywood faces. Get a good legs workout before donning your favorite 1940’s swimsuits Summer with its bare-legged sun and fun clothes makes us suddenly conscious of our leg beauty, or the lack of it. We realize that for months we’ve devoted all of our care to our face, hair and hands. Our legs on…

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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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1940s Bathing Suits – Flirt with the Sun in 1948

1940s bathing suits 1948. Hollywood stars Cyd Charisse, Barbara Stanwyck and Jane Greer model the latest in 1940s swimsuits by top brands Jantzen and Mabs of Hollywood Beautiful 1940s Bathing Suit Styles to Inspire Marie McDonald has measurements which Hollywood producers, artists and at least one professor of anatomy and physical anthropology rate ideal. Here she sports a Caltex bathing…

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1940s Summer Hairstyles – Five Coiffures for 1940

1940s summer coiffures to look cool in 1940s summer hairstyles to look and feel cool in, despite the thermometer’s evident ambition to take off for Mars. Designed by Joan Clair of Clairol Inc Don’t smother under a shoulder length mop just because you’re used to it. Snip it off, or do it up, or just pull it away from your…

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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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Bumper Bangs - Nena Moreno

Hair Bangs – Vintage 1940’s Hairstyle Tutorials

Hair Bangs. From the bobbed hair of the 1920’s, the bumper bangs of the 1940’s, to the pin up bangs and rockabilly hairstyles of today. What are Bangs? The term bangs originated from horse grooming, “Bangs”, coming from “bang tail”. In the USA, the description of hair being cut “bang off”, in to a fringe, also popularized the word. In…

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