Hairstyles for black women in the 1940's

Hairstyles for Black Women in the 1940’s

1940’s Hairstyles for Black Women during WW2 – From the Library of Congress, two films of 1940’s hairstyles for black women. Rare gems, promoting an inclusive, though not entirely pluralist vision of American women during WW2. There is precious little film footage of black women’s fashion and style during the 1940’s. Some years back we featured the amazing photography of…

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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 – Colorful Stockings and New Shoes 1948

Shoes and Stockings for a new Silhouette in 1948 Shoes and stockings 1948. For the first time in 10 years, skirts are so long and full that women can no longer draw attention to their legs by just having them. A host of new shoes and colorful stockings have met the challenge. All designed to be eye catchers for those…

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1940s Fashion – Winter Underwear in 1942

In 1942, the outdoor girl dressed good and warm Winter underwear in 1942. The silhouette for 1940s foundation wear is breathing room for waistlines, beautiful, uplifted bosoms and a return to the straight and narrow for hips. Life Magazine in 1942 reports on ladies underwear for the ‘sports girl’. Photographs by Gjon Mili The female hothouse plant, that frail vessel of…

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Winter Hats 1940 in Vogue

1940s Fashion – A Look at Winter Hats in 1940

The latest styles in women’s millinery for January 1940 from Vogue Magazine Two Winter Hats for Black dresses and Suits Left: A hat like an Alpine chasseur. Stitched black felt shading your eyes, sweeping up on one side. This releases a cascade of black coq feathers. Nice for you if you belong to the bit-of-a-brim school. Worn with a precise…

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How to Sit in a feminine posture

Learn How to Sit in a Feminine Posture

The Art of Sitting like a Fashion Model The art of sitting gracefully, just like a vintage fashion model. Simple beauty steps from the Eileen Ford Model Agency. Sit back in the seat and not on the edge of the chair. Keep chest and bust high, diaphragm flat. Sit on your pelvic bones and not on the end of your spine…..

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Photos of 20th Century Women at Christmas

Photos of 20th Century Women at Christmas

Vintage Photos of Women at Christmas Continuing our trawl of found fashion photographs, here are some photos of 20th Century Women at Christmas. The originals of which you will find on Ebay for sale. If you’re lucky! Here we picked some of our favorites spanning from the 1980s all the way back to 1910. 1980s 1970s Seventies fashion, previously disregarded…

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Vintage 1940s Hair Tutorial Book 1943

Hats, Hairdos and Makeup 1943 An extremely rare and sought after beauty 1940s hairstyle tutorial book, with specific advice for your type in achieving the best 1940’s look. 48 Page Book. Do and Don’t advice for the 1940’s woman. 1940s Hair Tutorial Tips Complete Do and Don’t Guide for every face shape. Best Hairstyles. Best Hat Styles. Basic lines to conceal…

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Old Hollywood Stars wish you a Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Old Hollywood Stars Glamour Daze presents a special Merry Christmas from Old Hollywood Stars video, featuring some of Hollywood’s most enduring and loved actresses and actors from the 1940s and 1950s. The film includes James Stewart, Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Carole Lombard, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Bette Davis, Myrna Loy, Laurel & Hardy,…

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1950s Fashion – The Sweater Dress for Winter 1954

The Sweater Dress modeled by Hollywood Stars 1954 Look what’s happening to the sweater, girls! Now it’s a dress, a sweater dress. A blouse, an evening top or even a coat. The sweater has arrived as an important figure in fashion. The sweater dress is pack-able, washable and wearable for all occasions. It’s smart and lovely for the festive season…

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