1940s Fashion Guide - Dressing for an occasion

Friday, January 21, 2011


Margaret and Helen prepare for their big night out at the prom.

Back in the 1940's, correctness of dress for any occasion, not only included the gown and shoes, but the hairstyle, accessories, the jewellery and yes - the makeup. Of course women usually received more training than men in the  ettiquette of dress because of its importance to their appearing always to best advantage.Whatever your favourite decade of dress fashion, simplicity is always the safest policy in clothes ornamentation.
Charming little film depicting two young american 1940's women discussing their dress, hairstyle,hair accessories, makeup etc.For charming vintage inspired hair accessories - check out Belles Blossoms.



Check out Helena Rubinsteins Vintage 1940's Makeup Guide

Check out A 1940's Housewifes Daily Routine

Learn the craft of 1940s Make-up Styles.