I especially like the short-sleeved version of this 1940s suit.
Archive of ‘1940s Images’ category
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.
I love this pattern for a tailored short-sleeved suit dress. In an era of fabric rationing, ladies really learned to keep a feminine silhouette with limited materials.
Crisp blouses from 1945. Note the hairstyles on the models. You’ll see a lot of these dropped shoulder yokes and gathered bodice fronts in this time period–a feature on my 1940s “Swing” Dress Pattern.