Work Dresses | What to Wear to Work in the 1970's

Work Dresses | What to Wear to Work in the 1970’s

A 1970’s fashion and style film on what to wear to work. Choose work dresses and outfits which are appropriate to your job. What Dresses Women Wore to Work in the 1970’s 1970’s work dresses. What to wear to work isn’t always on a par with a woman’s own personal style preference. The trick for work dresses is to find…

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Quick & Easy 1940’s Hair Snood Hairstyle

Easy vintage inspired 1940’s hair snood hairstyle.Tia Semer shows us how to easily create this glamorous old Hollywood hair look with bobby pins. How to do a 1940’s Snood Hairstyle Video The snood was popularized in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s by Vivien Leigh in her portrayal as Scarlett O Hara in Gone with the Wind. If you want…

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Skirt types - 1940's fashion

Six Popular Skirt Types worn by 1940’s Women

Skirt types popular in 1940 as identified by Vogue magazine. Peplum skirt, the flounce skirt, the uneven skirt, tiered skirts, sarong skirt and Harem skirt Peplum Skirt This is the new look for afternoon: a straight-and-narrow line, broken by some kind of witchery in the skirt. Here, it’s a diagonal peplum – a reed slim dress of black rayon crepe….

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Two punk girls at Christmas 1980's

It’s beginning to look a lot like Vintage Christmas

Continuing our seasonal trip through time to Vintage Christmas past with found photos of women at Christmas. The styles, the tinsel and the glamour 1990’s Christmas Photographs The 1990’s, was quite a mixed bag for fashion. A terrible war in Bosnia not withstanding, it was a time of optimism and wealth. The music was great, the styles were getting better…

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Singin' in the Rain makes the 1920's Flapper Style fun

Singin’ in the Rain made 1920’s Flapper Style Fun

Singin’ in the Rain remains not only a masterpiece of cinema, but is an unmatched tribute to 1920’s flapper style. Costumes designed by Walter Plunkett. Singin’ and Dancing in the Rain As one who loath’s musicals, I have to admit to having a special place in my heart for this masterpiece of cinema.I defy anyone not to be knocked sideways…

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How to be Popular - 1940's High School Dating Guide

How to be Popular – 1940’s High School Dating Guide

How to be Popular and go dating.1947 film shows a very different kind of America, where respect for the other takes precedence over self. How to be popular and go dating – 1940’s style Showing a very different kind of America, where respect for the other person took precedence over caring about one’s self. Being considerate was a first step…

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Vintage 1940’s Makeup and Hair Tutorial

1940’s makeup and hair tutorial for Army Girls. A real treat for vintage makeup fans. Presented by the Hollywood makeup artist Ern Westmore. Courtesy of the Courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Makeup and Hair Tutorial 1943 – Ern Westmore Watch the entire Vintage 1940’s Makeup & Hair Tutorial (1943) on our YouTube channel. Foundation Never use makeup…

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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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Twiggy Makeup and Haircut

Twiggy Makeup and Haircut – Iconic 60’s Looks

Twiggy Makeup and Haircut. How 16 year old Lesley Hornby became Twiggy. How she developed her makeup look, her famous crop and who really discovered her. Preceded by Jean Shrimpton and inspired by Pattie Boyd. In January 1966, Lesley Hornby became Twiggy, with a little help from Leonard of Mayfair, photographer Barry Lategan and fashion journalist Deirdre McSharry. Get the…

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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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