little black dress history

The Little Black Dress – from Chanel to Givenchy

That Iconic item in every woman’s wardrobe – A big fan of single neutral colors, Coco Chanel was really just pleasing herself with this number. In mourning mode after the death of her lover in 1915 ; Chanel’s tendency towards black naturally crept in to her designs. Paul Poiret famously asked Chanel once “For whom are you in mourning, Mademoiselle?”…

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Discovered – 1920’s Fashion Film in Color

Discovered – 1920’s Fashion Movie in color Since Glamourdaze’s inception, we have slowly built a found film archive of vintage fashion on YouTube which you can watch here on our dedicated Fashion Film Archive pages. The Rick Prelinger Archive has been one fabulous resource from which our series of Miss Ratherly Stern Vintage 1940’s make-up tutorials were created. Beautiful Flapper…

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1940’s Face – Make-up Secrets Revealed

Just a quick reference to the more detailed Secret 1940’s make-up tricks – an introduction to glamour –  over on Vintage Make-up Guide. These charts examine – within a 1940s style context of course  which includes the popular hairstyles of the era – how to achieve with basic contouring – the perfect oval face shape. Add to this the 1940s…

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The 1950’s Circle Skirt Phenomenon

The 1950’s Circle Skirt Phenomenon A quick retro time trip to the 1950s and a video featuring the iconic Circle Skirt. They were inspired no doubt by the New look silhouette of Dior and Cardin, but unlike the more haute couture styles of pleated or gathered styles, a genuine circle skirt was totally a DIY affair, simply cut out from…

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Easy Guide to a 1940’s Woman’s Dress and Style.

Get the early 1940s Look easily – See the lavishly illustrated Concise History of 1940s Fashion. The post below is a basic ‘ how to’ guide for quickly achieving the 1940s wardrobe look. We have much more detailed posts on typical wardrobes for women from the early to the late 1940s, as well as detailed illustrated history. You can browse…

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1920’s Fashion – Women’s Dress and Style

We have now updated this popular post to a much more in-depth and fully illustrated page – A Concise Illustrated History of 1920s Women’s Fashion ! Also if you’re a fan of the 1940s, read the Concise history of fashion – 1940 to 1949. They’re entertaining and an educational read and packed with oodles of imagery and links. Each is a BIG page…

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1940s Fashion – Women’s Hairstyles during the War

A Brief Peek 1940’s War Hairstyles – Now see the lavishly illustrated concise history of 1940s womens fashion and style !! As women took to the factory and to the plough and tractor during the war years – hairstyles – by necessity  were tied up in scarves or Turbans, cut to shorter lengths or pinned up in the many and various…

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1940’s Fashion – Makeup Guide

Now read a Complete History of 1940’s Makeup – including galleries galore of beautiful imagery. The defined style for makeup in the 1940’s was glamour ! A full luscious red mouth and more prominent eyebrows, getting away from the pencil thin look of the 1930’s.Eye makeup was kept to the minimum with very little shadow. Mascara was the main accessory….

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1930’s Makeup Revisited

1930’s Vintage Makeup Guide By and large the most fascinating period in women’s fashion.Beginning with the art deco style that spilled over from the late 1920’s. The feminine makeup look changed rapidly from the late 1920’s and in to the 1930’s. Gone was the coquettish girl of the late victorian era, to a more independent woman. The pale face look…

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1940’s Fashion – Womens Dress Style after the War

Women’s Dress Codes up to Christian Dior’s New Look – Follow up to Women’s Dress Code of the 1940’s – the War Years.  Now read the full Concise Illustrated History of 1940’s Women’s Fashion – 1940 to 1949. Click on the image below. If you are looking to quickly and easily recreate the 1940’s look for a party or some function,…

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