Where to buy new vintage 1940s reproduction clothing or vintage inspired 1940s clothing for women online? Here is our massive list of brands and websites we are aware of. Authenticity with range within the brand, current selections, season and trends.
1940s Clothing Brands
The USA is a bit lacking in clothing brands for a true 1940s style with the exception of some handmade items. Most brands that offer 1940s clothing are made in the inspired styles and of cheaper materials making them more affordable than 1940s reproduction clothing. There are a few notable exceptions.
Unique Vintage – Dedicated to the best retro clothing brands they also have amazing 1940s dresses, skirts, blouses and shoes. Plus sizes included.
Hell Bunny (Amazon)- Whenever I see a new dress I love, it is usually a Hell Bunny brand. Affordable ’40s and ’50s clothing. Plus sizes up to 6XL.
Stop Staring Clothing – 1940s and 1950s style dressy pin up and swing dance dresses, XS-4XL(26), made in the USA. The stretchy materials fits really well, especially if you have natural curves.
Karina Dresses – Vintage inspired everyday dresses for women who love vintage but don’t want to obviously look it. Most are knit dresses. Great for plus size and maternity, too. Try the Megan for a 40s puff sleeve dress.
SongBird Fashions – 1940s handmade in the USA dresses, trousers, blouses and skirts. Great for swing dancers. Plus sizes and custom sizes welcome
Loco Lindo – Lovely 1940s crepe dresses, pants, playsuits and overalls, blouses. Unique patterns and full of color.
Jitterbuggin’ – 1940s blouses, pinafores, dresses, skirts, pants and swimsuits. All handmade in the USA.
Vintage Stitches – Handmade to order knitwear such as 1940s sweaters. Currently only a Facebook page.
eShakti– Dresses, skirts, pants and some tops, made to order in your exact measurements up to 6XL. Worldwide shipping. Made in India.
Heart my Closet- Any design made to measure. Re-creations of your favorite movie and TV series clothing. Plus sizes welcome.
vintagestitches1940s Made to order hand knit 40s clothing
Huckleberry Clothing Co – 1940s blouses, slacks, skirts handmade in California
DorothyZudora – Reinventing vintage styles from the 1930s to the 1970s. Elegant, updated, looser fits.
Secrets in Lace – Beautiful vintage inspired lingerie, sleepwear, stockings and more.
Trashy Diva – A small selection of 1940s inspired clothing and accessories. 1930s-1970s decades.
Trashy Diva Lingerie– House brand plus other vintage style lingerie, robes, loungewear.
Modcloth – The mega site of everything vintage inspired. Clothing, shoes, accessories, housewares, gifts, etc. Limited 1940s but some of the essentials can be found here. We love their shoes, skirts, coats and sweaters the most. Plus sizes included.
Torrid – Plus size clothing for all day to day styles with a retro line called “retro chic.”
Top Vintage (NL) – Europe’s largest online retro boutique. Sorted by decade – 1920s to 1970s. Fast shipping to the USA.
Revival Retro (UK) – Modern day reproductions and re-interpretations of 1920s, 1930s and 1940s fashions.
Bettie Vintage (UK) – 1940s- 1970s mixed British brands with free UK shipping.
Retrospective (ZA) – 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, clothing imported from the USA and UK for vintage loving gals in South Africa.
Deadly is the Female (UK) – 1940s to 1960s dresses, tops, shoes, accessories you need for an entire retro wardrobe.
Morellos Clothing (UK) – Quality materials and handcrafted in England of women’s 1940s and 1950s style clothing. Shorts, pants, jackets and shoes.
WeekendDoll (UK) 1940s and 1950s clothing made in the UK. Dress, pants, suspender shorts, tops, rompers.
Heyday! (UK) – 1940s to 1950s clothing for women and men. A fan favorite for all the right reasons.
Collectif (UK) – Specializing in 1940s & 1950s reproduction, pin-up style & rockabilly pieces including knit sweaters, and now men’s too. One of my favorite brands.
What Katie Did (UK) – Retro underwear inspired by designs from the 1940s and 1950s, and the patterns are often adapted from vintage pieces. Bullet bras, girdles, panties, and lounging clothes.
Bloody Edith (IT) – Known for their knit ’50s sweater tops and ’30s/’40s pants and shorts.
Miss Fortune (UK) – 40’s, 50’s & rockabilly style knitwear tops. Made In The UK
VioletsinMay1945 (UK) Beautiful 1940s and 1950s clothing. Tiki, playsuits, dresses, bottoms, tops, skirts
King Louie (EU) -Extensive women’s collection of blouses, cardigans, trousers, jackets, coats, skirts, tops, jumpsuits, nightwear, socks and tights. Lots of soft knits. Kids too.
Emmy Design (SE) – Very high-quality clothing that n the 1930-1960 decades. The knitwear is amazing and very warm.
Rock ‘n Romance (UK) – Rock n Romance has a house brand and a supply of women’s 1940s and 1950s vintage
Dy Style (RO) – 1920s to 1960s style clothing for the vixen, pin up, and flapper looks. Based in Romania, they source globally and also have their own line.
Retrospecd (AU) – The largest online collection of vintage inspired clothing in Australia.
Elise Designs (AU) – Classic pretty dresses in the 40s and 50s styles.
Birdsnest (AU) – Major online brand with a handful of vintage dresses and shoes. Search “vintage” for the best selection.
The Pretty Dress Company (AU) – Vintage inspired 1950s-1960s classic clothing designed and made in the UK since 2008, using traditional pattern cutting and corsetry techniques to create the distinguished collections.
The Original Bad Girl (AU) – 40s-60s inspired T-shirts with a bad girl/ rockabilly edge.
Jools Couture (AU)- Couture lingerie and sleepwear, 1930s Rivera collection, Paris collection (cute vintage), and burlesque.
Bloody Edith (Italy) – Vintage inspired 30s-50s clothing and knitwear.
Miss Bamboo (UK) 1930s, 1940s & 1950s clothing. American and Pacific styles. Many tropical prints, tiki dresses, Mexican peasant and Asian delights.
Palava.co (UK) Unique, vibrant prints in natural fiber cloth and cotton knitwear for women and children. 1940s to 1960s mid century styles.
Vecona Vintage (DE) – Fine dresses, skirts, blouses and pants in the 20s to 40s style.
Starlet (UK)- 1940s and 1950s style dress, pants, coats, tops, skirts, lingerie and more. All made in London.
Laura Bakker Fashion (DE) – One of a kind, hand made with natural fabrics, 1940s inspired clothing for women and men. Exceptional quality and vintage aesthetic. Dresses, skirts, tops and pants.
Miss Bamboo (UK) – Miss Bamboo is a 1940s and 50s reproduction vintage clothing label. All their clothing is made from vintage patterns or from patterns reproduced from vintage dresses.
Rocket Originals (UK) – Fabulous ’40s and ’50s repro shoes, knit tops, belts and bags for women and men. Almost all made in the UK from original patterns.
Freddies of Pinewood (UK) – Hands down the best in 1940s and 1950s jeans and overalls for women and men.
The House of Foxy (UK) – 1930s, 1940s, 1950s repro and inspired styles. Plus sizes too. Very classic vintage clothing in nice fabrics. I am a big fan! Pretty Retro is their other brand made with cheaper materials and lower prices.
MiaandMer (UK)- 1930s & 1940s women’s shorts, trousers, blouses. Many natural fabrics. Recreated in London
Mapledoram (UK) 1940s WW2 reproduction women’s suits.
The Seamstress of OB (UK) – Handmakes 1940s dresses, blouses, pants, jumpsuits and light jackets. Very classy clothing! The entire line is only 1940s and very authentic to the era.
Heyday! (UK) – 1930s and 1940s clothing. Classic and casual outfits with many photos to inspire you.
Miss Candyfloss (SE) – 1940s and 1950s dresses, jackets, coats, shirts, skirts, pants and shorts made in small batches in Europe. Classic vintage styles that are very well made!
Cherry Velvet (Canada) – 1940s and 1950s plus size dress line that’s sure to unleash your inner bombshell!
Shoes and Accessories
Vintage reproduction shoe brands list – A list like this one but only for shoes!
MrsPollysLucite (Italy) eTsy shop of handmade Lucite vintage reproduction jewelry.
Real Vintage 1940s Clothing
Hilda’s Haven Plus Size group – A Facebook group to buy and sell plus size genuine vintage clothing
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Debbie Sessions has been teaching fashion history and helping people dress for vintage themed events since 2009. She has turned a hobby into VintageDancer.com with hundreds of well researched articles and hand picked links to vintage inspired clothing online. She aims to make dressing accurately (or not) an affordable option for all. Oh, and she dances too.