Vintage 1940's Junior Prom - Archive Film

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Vintage prom - 1940s style - archive film


The prom as it is known today really took off in the US during the 1940's . There were strict codes of behaviour as this film charmingly shows. Note how neither of the young women has an updo hairstyle, as many do now when going for a vintage 1940s look at proms or weddings. The long flowing locks were all the rage for the prom night.The prom dress was generally a simple flowing affair that was both feminine and practical. Prom dresses of the 1940s appeared to be either tight fitting sleeveless affairs or alternatively ' dance' dresses which were long and free flowing.But all were simple in design.

For the definitive breakdown on 1940's makeup styles, see the Vintage Makeup Guide
The 1940s Make-up & Beauty Guide - Instant Download.









For pure vintage prom dress heaven, you might like to pay a visit to Unique Vintage. They have a truly delectable collection of vintage fashion from each golden era of glamour from the 1920's to the 1950's.



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