Women’s and Men’s 1940s Inspired Fashion
1940s were a decade many countries around the world can not forget. With the second world war and clothing rationing the war time pride of fashion on a budget became the norm. 1940s fashion for men and women experienced deep changes but also created some of the most flattering designs of the 20th century. Learn ‘40s fashion history for women and men.
Today 1940s fashion has revived in the form of sexy pinup dresses, flattering A-line vintage style tea dresses, & peep toe shoes for the ladies. Pin stripe zoot suits, two tone shoes, vests and fedora hats are back in fashion for men.
Thanks to Marvel’s Agent Carter TV show women and men wearing these classic fashions today. We searched the web and linked to the best 1940s style clothing online.
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1940s Women’s Fashion History
- 1940s Womens Fashion– Start here and learn all about 1940’s Fashion for Women.
- 1940s Fabrics and Colors- Learn what colors and types of fabric were common in the 1940s
- 1940s Day Dresses– Learn about the different styles of 1940’s day dresses. Also this article.
- 1940’s Style Dresses for sale in the UK.
- 1940s Shirtwaist Dresses- Learn and shop for this popular 40’s dress.
- 1940s Formal Dresses- Learn about formal dresses, prom dress, and cocktail dresses
- 1940s Women’s Shoes- Learn about and shop for 1940’s style shoes.
- 1940s Stockings- Seamed stockings and socks history
- 1940s Dance Shoes – Learn and shop for 1940s style swing and ballroom dance shoes.
- 1940s Womens Pants – Learn and shop for 1940’s and 1950’s style pants for women.
- 1940s Working Women’s Clothes– Rosie’s, Shop Girls and Nurses
- 1940s Fashion Advice for Plus Sizes, Tall Women and Short/Petite Women.
- 1940s Lingerie History- A look at the types of bras, girdles, and slips
- 1940’s Hairstyles for long hair– Tips on creating a 1940’s hairstyle for long hair.
- 1940s Hair Snoods– Make or buy a 1940’s Hair snood and keep your hair in place.
- 1940s Hat Styles – Over 20 popular hat history with pictures
- 1940s Jewelry Styles- Popular jewelry styles and trends
- 1940s Wedding Dresses and Accessories Shop for 1940s hats and jewelry ideal for weddings.
- 1940s Makeup History and Tutorial
- 1940s Makeup – Review of the vintage 1940’s Beauty and Makeup Guide.
- 1940s Swimsuits history – Learn all about fabulous swimwear in the 1940s
- 1940s tops and blouses – All the styles of 1940s women’s tops and blouses
- 1940s skirts- From simple A Line skirts to fun dirndl skirts
- Plus size 1940s fashions – History of full figure clothing in the 1940s. Fashion advice for plus sizes.
- Fashion advice for the petite woman and the tall woman.
- Where to shop for repro and vintage inspired 1940s clothing
1940s Men’s Fashion History
- 1940s Men’s Fashion– A detailed overview of all areas of men’s fashion in the 1940s.
- 1940s Men’s Suits- Learn about 1940’s Men’s suits and clothing. Tips on creating your own look.
- 1940s Men’s Shoes– Learn about and shop for 1940’s style shoes. See more about Saddle Shoes.
- 1940s Men’s Sport Shoes– Learn about early sport shoes for athletes.
- 1940s Men’s Summer Suits – Learn about 1940s Mens summer suits.
- 1940s Dance Shoes for Men – Swing and Ballroom dance shoes with 1940s style.
- 1940s Hats– Learn about 1940s men’s hats.
- Where to shop for mens vintage and repro clothing