1940s Winter Fashion – Maureen O Hara 1941

Maureen steps out in December –   Cross your fingers and hope you’ll fall for the lovely Maureen O Hara as she models some of her favourite winter styles for this December of 1941.   To the left, just swoon at this winter suit: a black silk crepe by Filbert with a brief apron peplum in front, decorated with jewelled buttons of…

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1940s Winter Fashion – Barbara Stanwyck

Winter Hollywood Style by Edith Head 1942 – Well hello to Barbara Stanwyck, who has more than a nodding acquaintance with skis in Columbia’s “You belong to me.” She makes a pretty cover in this bright number for the slopes. Next she does a bit of interior decoration here in a gray gabardine ski suit with zipper-closed pockets, a reversible…

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1940s Fashion – Summer Frock and Swimsuit Styles

Soft silhouettes for the Summer 1948 – Vanessa Brown poses in a flirty black ruffled bathing suit. It’s rayon jersey, so it has the flattering softness so many of us want. The back is faille, for firmness. it comes in pink, aqua, lime or yellow with black flounce and edging. By Sea Goddess. Carole King Dress ..an air of charming…

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1940s Fashion – Fall Suits for 1947

When leaves fall – you want a fall suit – Francis Rafferty models a suit to meet the first cold snap. It’s a crisp wool sharkskin with a trio of pocket flaps and you’ll love it from the moment you pull it on, and wear it till spring ! Grey or tan ! By Zimco. To the right, Francis poses in…

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Some early post war summer styles To the left - actress Diana Lynn sports Henry Rosenfield's superbly cut "sun dress" of Loomshire cotton poplin. It has a tiny separate jacket to cover its one bare shoulder ! To the right - a lustrious melin colored tropical worsted by Junior Deb. Gracefully balooned sleeves with the new "dropped shoulder" line. To the left, this rayon garbardine beauty will be the most versatile thing in your wardrobe. With flats and a beanie, wear it to school. With your big black straw hat plus a pair of black shortie gloves - wear to the dance ! The middle dress - is a two piece battle-jacketed honey. Skirt is tailored to a T. It can be worn casual as here or with a white ascot, hat and gloves. Frock in the far right is a charmer of a two piecer, with its expensive looking dressmaker touches that are found in dresses twice the price. All these Gail Gray Junior Classics are made by the Jack Wasserman Company. Our next three summer frocks are particularly sweet. To the left, airy dotted swiss makes this enchantingly prim little number, with its white ruffles outlining neck and armholes, and that new dropped waistline look. To the center: Feminine and fragile is the way you will look in this bare-shouldered plaid cotton. It is as fitted as can be, and the skirt is very full. Shoestring bows which you tie yourself. Very pretty. To the right: This striped seersucker ( puckered) is something out of a fairy tale, with its double puffed sleeves, its beruffled skirt. Alol these wonderful dresses are by that brilliant designer, Dorris Varnum, of Jonathan Logan. That's all ©Glamourdaze 2015 Original text from 1946 Modern Screen

1940s Fashion – Summer-Frocks – June 1946

Some early post war summer styles- To the left – actress Diana Lynn sports Henry Rosenfield‘s superbly cut “sun dress” of Shire cotton poplin. It has a tiny separate jacket to cover its one bare shoulder ! To the right – a lustrous melon colored tropical worsted by Junior Deb. Gracefully ballooned sleeves with the new “dropped shoulder” line. To…

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1940s War fashion – Liquid Stockings

New Leg makeup replaces nylon hosiery – 1940s fashion report for Glamourdaze The Girl in this picture has solved a problem. She has just completed a perfect make-up job on her bare legs. If she watches her step, keeps out of dirt and puddles, takes lukewarm showers ( but no baths ), these “liquid stockings in a bottle” she has…

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1940s Fashion – White Collar Girls

Daily Wardrobes of Four working women in 1940 – In the early months of 1940 – Photoplay takes a look at the daily dress codes of four typical working girls in the tinsel city of Hollywood land 1.The Fashion Publicist – Daily Wardrobe in 1940 Subject: Eleanore Roberts At Work- During office hours, Eleanore, the perfect young fashion executive, wears a…

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Fashion during the Blitz – Technicolor film by Jack Cardiff

Rare color fashion feature from London in 1940 – Here we present the latest feature on our archive Vintage Fashion channel on YouTube. A beautiful 1940s fashion feature in lush color shot by the great cinematographer Jack Cardiff – this rare piece of film is provided by the British Council. Cardiff is best known for his influential colour cinematography for…

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1940s Fashion – The Winter Dress and Coat of 1941

American Women Winter Fashion on the Eve of War – 1941 US Fashion report by Catherine Roberts for Glamourdaze. Here they are … the winter fashion for 1941/42. During the summer, thousands of you told your favourite department store exactly what you wanted in the way of fashion details in your Fall /Winter wear, and apparently this is what you collectively asked…

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1940s Fashion – Edith Head’s Winter Wardrobe Tree

1941 Winter Wardrobe info-graphic – Edith Head- This October Edith Head, designer for Barbara Stanwyck, Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard and Madeleine Carroll who shows you how to have a wonder 1940s wardrobe as distinctive as any Hollywood star’s. I’ve often felt that most women make as many resolutions at the beginning of autumn as they do on December 31st. All summer,…

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