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Posted on 26 June 2018 | 5:13 am by 1940s dresses

1940s Style Dresses - A Peek At The Vintage Fashion-Era

 

50's style dresses

If you want to relive the old times and yet look trendy, you can go for fashionable vintage dresses of the 1940s and 1950s. Vintage dresses will add elegance and style to your personality and make you look vibrant in nice colours and prints. Special attention was paid to fitting during the vintage era so the dresses looked fabulous enhancing one's personality. These dressed are so much in vogue today that you can find online stores that largely sell 1940s Dresses only.  

The 1940s was wartime and there used to be rationing so the fabric was not easily available. However, fashionistas were not deterred by this and used their tailoring skills focusing on the nips, tucks and folds to come up with lovely short, knee-length and mid-calf length dresses without wasting any fabric. During the 50s the rationing issue was no more and thus the fashion scene was more inclined towards full round skirts and voluminous and extravagant dresses.


A-line 1940s Dresses UK were quite popular during the vintage era. These dresses have slightly flared skirts that are quite comfortable. They feature pleats, tucks, and shirring above the waistline and looked quite elegant. You can buy solid colour A-line skirts, floral A-line skirts, polka dots skirts and more.

Sleeves were smart; both short sleeves and those above the elbow were in. Cap sleeves were also popular. Long sleeves tight at wrist were also popular in winter. Puffed sleeves with gathers either at the top, above the elbow or at the wrist were common.

Even though the silhouette of these dresses may be a bit old-fashioned but with a dash of modernism, these dresses are all set to make you look absolutely gorgeous. The designs, prints, necklines, padded shoulders pastel shades and mid-calf length are a few features of 1940s Style Dresses that make them a class apart. The prints of swans, swallows and flowers will make anyone look stunning. For those who want to flaunt their hourglass figure, these dresses are just perfect. 


There were also dresses that reflected the military look with shoulder pads. In fact, you could spot shoulder pads in almost all dresses, blouses and jackets. This was combined with square necklines and shoulder angles. 

Vintage fashion is in trend today, and you must add a few vintage-inspired outfits to your wardrobe. You can choose from button-down dresses, classic shirtwaist dress, polka dot dress, nautical prints, novelty prints, science-inspired print dresses, 1940s inspired trendy tea dress and more. You can also consider 40's Style Dresses that are purely retro with lovely bold prints and strong colours. You can go for a casual or a bit formal vintage outfit suiting the occasion.

1940s dresses uk

You will love the striking and beautiful retro prints and sweetheart neckline. Tight at the waist, you can flaunt your slim figure in vintage Forties Dresses. Your vintage look cannot be complete without the right accessories like belts, bow ties and hats. Not to forget the make-up and interesting hairdos.
The popularity of vintage fashion can be seen from the fact that some events like Goodwood Revival celebrate vintage fashion and much more. This is a car racing event where people dress in vintage style. Similarly, you can follow the vintage style for your upcoming theme party.

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