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32 Fabulous 40s Fashion Finds

From Parisian Glamor Pictorials to Hot Post-War Portraits

— January 25, 2013 — Fashion
The decade is synonymous for being the end of the Second World War and these 40s fashion finds help to further characterize the iconic time in history. There are several important fashion trends that dominated the scene from war-time couture that was much more understated and discrete to the leftover styles of the pre-war flapper dresses.

What's important to note about the decade is that the hardship faced around the world brought with it much more simplistic fashion that was more about utility than form. This produced women's wear that was more on the masculine side, which would inevitably help influence the female role in the business world as well as the social approval of women's lib.
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Spirited Vacation Editorials
Spirited Vacation Editorials
The Dazed & Confused Crystal Blue Persuasion Photoshoot is Merry
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Haute Harvesting Spreads
Haute Harvesting Spreads
Dream Weaver by Daniel Sannwald Makes Picking Produce Posh
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Forties Film Fashion Campaigns
Forties Film Fashion Campaigns
The Hailee Steinfeld Miu Miu Shots are Classically Elegant
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Passionate Pin-Up Shoots
Passionate Pin-Up Shoots
The Bregje Heinen L'Officiel Paris Editorial Gets Retro Flowing
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Dapper 40s-Inspired Menswear
Dapper 40s-Inspired Menswear
The Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013 Ready to Wear Collection is Classi
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Feminine Field Fashion
Feminine Field Fashion
Myer's Autumn Winter 2012 Catalogue is Ladylike & Elegant
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Fierce 40s Fashion
Fierce 40s Fashion
The Prada 2012 Spring/Summer Collection Oozes Retro-Modern Glamour
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Vintage 40s Photoshoots
Vintage 40s Photoshoots
The Schon Magazine Last Words Editorial is Retro
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Eclectic Englishman Editorials
Eclectic Englishman Editorials
The Shunichi Oda Essential Homme Photoshoot is Retro-Modern
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Patiently Lonely Photoshoots
Patiently Lonely Photoshoots
Waiting For by Koty 2 is Femininely Romantic
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Chic Sunlit Editorials
Chic Sunlit Editorials
This Helmet Magazine Fashion Shoot Will Make You Miss Summer
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Couture Clone Captures
Couture Clone Captures
The Ones 2 Watch Modernism Editorial Channels a 60s Inspiration
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Funky '40s-Revived Fashion
Funky '40s-Revived Fashion
The Frida Gustavsson Ellen Sweden 2011 Editorial is Chic
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Retro Red Fashion
Retro Red Fashion
The Elle Russia '50 Ottehkob Kpachoгo' Editorial Stars Beegee Margenyte
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Militant Officer Editorials
Militant Officer Editorials
The Blazej by Patryk Rosinski Portrait Series is Retro-Inspired
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40s Fur for Fall
40s Fur for Fall
Designers Bring Back Post-Depression Luxury Fashion
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Forties Fetish Couture
Forties Fetish Couture
The Flapper-Inspired Louis Vuitton Autumn 2011 Line is Impressive
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Glistening Glamour Editorials
Glistening Glamour Editorials
The Harper’s Bazaar Turkey December 2012 Issue Dazzles
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Eclectic Retro Glam Spreads
Eclectic Retro Glam Spreads
'Heroine' by Natasha Estelle Features Daring & Vibrant Fashion
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Faded Pin-Up Features
Faded Pin-Up Features
Crystal Renn Stars in a Whiteout Shoot for Muse Magazine Winter 2012
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Forties Glamour Couture
Forties Glamour Couture
John Galliano for Dior Draws Inspiration from Illustrator Rene Gruau
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Unexpected Bombshell Photoshoots
Unexpected Bombshell Photoshoots
The Carmen Electra Schon Editorial Show's the Star's Softer Side
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40s-Inspired Coupletography
40s-Inspired Coupletography
The Fischer Spring 2010 Lookbook is a Retro Love Affair
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Grainy Gatsby-Inspired Editorials
Grainy Gatsby-Inspired Editorials
The Time Traveller Client Magazine Editorial is Retro-Infused
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Teasing Temptress Editorials
Teasing Temptress Editorials
The Hailey Clauson August 2011 Vogue Russia Spread is Seductive Glam
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1940s Editorials
1940s Editorials
Head Back in Time With 'Fashion... And All That Jazz' in Harper's Bazaar
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Parisian Glamor Pictorials
Parisian Glamor Pictorials
'Mode de Circonstance' is Alluring
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Vintage Vixen Photography
Vintage Vixen Photography
Lara Stone is a 40s Fashionista for September's Vogue Paris
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Stylish Nurse Shoots
Stylish Nurse Shoots
The Nimue Smit W Korea Editorial Prescribes Retro Fashion
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Hot Post-War Portraits
Hot Post-War Portraits
The Kanarek 'Elegant 50s' Shoot is Classy and Cultivated
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Sophisticated Sepia Photoshoots
Sophisticated Sepia Photoshoots
The Acne Paper No. 14 Editorial Stars a Vintage Karlie Kloss
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Sensual '40s Photography
Sensual '40s Photography
Fanny by Esperanza Moya is Sensually Prim and Proper
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