These 1940s style prom dresses, formal dresses, and evening gowns are new dresses with plenty of elegant 1940s fashion inspiration. Perfect for special occasions with a vintage theme such as a 1940s ball, WW2 dance or Old Hollywood gala.
Authentic 1940s evening dresses were long with layers of chiffon hanging down from the empire waist. A matching bolero jacket was sometimes worn over formal dresses. TeenagepProm goers preferred pastel and jewel tone colors. Sequins and beads added a bit of sparkle around the waist bodice and straps. Many formal dresses embrace the classic a-line silhouette made popular in the 1940s. By the late ’40s the strapless ballgown was a new trend. Read about the history of formal gowns in the 1940s here.
These 1940s evening dresses, formal gowns, and long party dresses are new but with a classic vintage 1940s style. Add gloves, heels, jewelry and hair accessories for a complete style. For an old Hollywood or cocktail party ’40s outfit consider the shorter cocktail dress.
1940s Evening Dresses & Formal Gowns