Dress in WWII-era vintage inspired 1940s dresses, then swing dance the night away to the latest big bands. 1940s dresses were flattering with a modest puff sleeve top, a fitted waist, and a knee-length A-line skirt. The button own shirtwaist dresses was especially charming. The later ’40s saw the skirt narrow into the pencil or straight wiggle shape for a bit more Va Va Voom. Patriotic colors (red, white, blue, army green) were the most common during wartime while brighter colors cheered women up in the later years. Don’t forget that prints were in! Small florals, polka dots, checks, tropical, and thin stripes added variety to a wardrobe. Read about 1940s Fashion history before you shop.
40s dresses and clothing is a rising trend in the USA and UK. We searched the web and found all of these new 1940s dresses for sale. Need shoes, hats, tops, or wide leg pants? Use the 1940s menu above to create an entire 1940s inspired wardrobe.
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New 1940s dresses from casual A-line dresses to festive party dresses, swing dresses to 1940s pin up dresses.