The dress on the right would be appropriate to wear to an afternoon party or daytime wedding. The one on the left is suited for shopping or a town outing.
Smart dresses for day wear. Note the top-stitched shoulder yoke–a common style in this period.
I especially like the short-sleeved version of this 1940s suit.
These pretty dresses feature interesting ruched pocket detailing.
Two cute variations on the sailor theme! These are from the mid-to-late 1940s.
Here are four mid-1940s blouses, suitable for day wear. The gathered area under the dropped shoulder yoke is common, and you’ll see it again and again in my 1940s images.
I love this sharp dress with the buttons down the side! The feminine touches (bows, ruffle) just make this outfit shine.
A neat dress with pleated skirt, circa 1945. Note the fitted hip yoke and the belt to emphasize the waist.
A teen dress from the late 1940s for school. Note the fuller gored skirts hinting at the “new look” to come in the 1950s when fabric rationing was no longer a hindrance!
That famous tailored 1940′s look, this time with the wide, pointed collar that was also seen on men’s shirts in the 1940s and early 1950s.