Monday, 22 October 2012

Get the look: 1940s war time girl

I’ve been incredibly infatuated with 1940s fashion since seeing the film 'A league of their own' and 'Pearl Harbour'. I love the glamour, the tailored outfits, cute heels, red lipstick  and perfect locks.

The Fashion trends from the 1930s to the end of 1945 were mainly tailoring with attention to detail at the shoulder, with butterfly sleeves and banjo sleeves, and exaggerated shoulder pads for both men and women. The period also saw the first widespread use of man-made fibres, especially Rayon for dresses and viscose for linings and lingerie, and synthetic nylon stockings. These trends started off in the U.S.A and were brought over to Britain and Europe through trendsetters such as Edward VIII's companion Wallis Simpson and such Hollywood movie stars as Fred Astaire, Carole Lombard and Joan Crawford.

Get the look:

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40s gal

40s gal by gemma-coy featuring conair

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed the Wartime section Gemma, its my favourite era clothes wise and has given me some great ideas for looks etc. Can you please revisit at some point and update some new stockists for dresses as i went to one site to order a dress and they had run out. I will get in quicker next time. Excellent blog by the way.