7 Ways to Incorporate 1940's Fashion into Your Look ...


I adore watching black and white movies from the forties, when the men were gentlemen and the women were oh-so-glamorous!2

I’m always on the lookout for ways to add some of that vintage Hollywood glam to my wardrobe, and lately I’ve found a trove of pieces I can’t resist!

Here are 7 ways to incorporate 1940s fashion into your look.

1. Quick Wit Dress

Quick Wit Dress

Price: $217.99 at modcloth.com

In every old film noir, the dashing detective had the help of a gorgeous Girl Friday, and she was always there with a hangover remedy, mysterious new client, and fabulous fashion sense.

She was always wearing a suit like this one, with a calf-skimming skirt, skinny patent belt, and beautiful jacket.2

Pair with patent peep-toes or t-straps and a soft felt hat to complete your own glamorous look…

2. The Aglaïa Top

The Aglaïa Top

Price: $39.99 at modcloth.com

When Girl Friday wasn’t wearing a smart skirt suit, she was wearing a fitted feminine blouse, like this one, looking just as sharp but slightly more casual.

This blouse features an almost-black tie at the collar, blue-lined sleeves, and a distinctly vintage feel.

3. Girls and Boysenberry Gloves

Girls and Boysenberry Gloves

Price: $64.99 at modcloth.com

In the 1940s, ladies always wore gloves, and once you’ve seen this stunning purple pair, you’ll understand why.

They’ll keep your hands warm while driving or walking down the sidewalk, lined in silk and made of supremely supple leather in a rich berry hue.

Girl Friday would wear them with her best wool coat…

4. Rolvenden Coat

Rolvenden Coat

Price: $89.99 at modcloth.com

This gorgeous grey wool coat by BB Dakota was featured in Us Weekly, and is ideal for wearing over a 40s inspired dress, with the gloves from above!

I love the two rows of bright brass buttons down the front, the slightly puffed shoulders, and the feminine, flattering fitted shape.

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