Everyday Fashion Styles Of The 1940's

Created on Apr 07, 2016 by Kathy Pinna
The 1940's were influenced by the dominant event of the decade - World War 2. It's no wonder that coming out of the Great Depression and dealing with the trauma of a World War that fashion was more sober and less flamboyant. But it was still great fashion!

1940's glam

Fredericka Christina Hatten

Hair piled up, more makeup, feathers on the top - 1940's glamor.

1941 Arizona

Eric John Phelps

What a stylish, cute couple!

Cracker Jack!

Tom Murphy

Every boy was a sailor in 1942 - but not every boy had the pose down!


Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Sophie Wilkinson Loria

Can't you see her dancing to "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"?

Such style!

Joan Winifred Bates

Perfect hair, fabulous suit jacket - we love her style.

Dressed to the nines

Unknown woman

She had the purse, shoes, and hair - with a kitten as an accessory!

A teenager in the '40's

Esther M Martz Phillips

16 yr old Esther Martz in 1943 - a little more conservative than today!


The car says 1930's - the fashion says 1940's

Vivian Blied

The hair, lipstick, loafers and short skirt look like the 1940's although a relative says it's 1938. Ahead of her time?

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