Monday, 11 July 2016

Classic 40's style today : re-create the new look.

The 1940's were certainly iconic for fashion, it was a milestone that helped to shape fashion as we know it today. The new look came into fruition and the classic ladylike look that we imagine today was born, fashion was certainly booming after the war.

We often imagine the look of the classic lady that was shaped in the 1940's, no lady was seen out and about without her trusty accessories to complete the look. Swing trousers, pussy bow blouses, skirt suits and elegant evening frocks were all the rage and with the revival in vintage styles these classic looks have certainly come back into style.

With this boom in vintage and classic styling it's never been easier to find 1940's inspired pieces, I take a look at just some of the selection of companies and shops where you can find the perfect 40's pieces.

Already a firm favourite for vintage inspired attire, 20th Century foxy has a wonderful selection of 1940's styled wares to choose from. Whether you prefer pretty tea dresses and swing trousers or you fancy something with a little more panache like their evening frocks and seamed stockings.

For classic 40's inspired day wear you can't beat Bettylicious, with a gorgeous selection of day dresses, elegant tops and skirts to choose from.

Specialising in reproduction wares Heyday do plenty of 40's styled pieces to take your fancy, their swing trousers are certainly worth a look at alongside their stunning skirt suits.

Already well known for their vintage inspired attire, Collectif have a great range of 40's inspired pieces amongst their collections. Whether it's the perfect evening frock in a gorgeous velvet or lace, a pretty caplet or a gorgeous pussy bow blouse, their range of accessories complete the look perfectly.

For 40's wares a pinch of modern delight you can't beat Tara Starlet, with day dresses in pretty prints, colourful capes and vibrant blouses.

A relatively new label, Voodoo Vixen have come out with a wonderful range of vintage inspired pieces. With quite a selection of 40's inspired evening dresses, cape coats and swing skirts all at prices that won't damage your purse either.

Creating stunning reproduction wares, Revival Retro have pieced together the perfect 40's capsule wardrobe from dress coats, to day dresses, blouses and stoles that will certainly tempt.

I've barely bitten off the full selection of 1940's inspired shops here but my list should help you on your way to finding some perfect neo-vintage wares without the fret of worrying about vintage sizing.

Images: Bettylicious & Collectif

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