In the late 1940's women started to become full-fledged members of the work force, and dressed like it. 1940s fashion.

Tailored pant suits became popular for women the the forties. This was because when they were needed in the workforce, they needed more protection. This was also a cause of Rosie the Riveter and her call to help for the need of woman in the workforce.

Dovima in Jean Patou Polka-Dot Silk, photo Henry Clarke 1956

Like the relaxed top of this dress. Dovima wearing a Jean Patou Blacck and White Polka-Dot Silk Crepe Dress,photo by Henry Clarke, Vogue 1956

I love how elegant and self-possessed women are in classic fashion photos. Vogue 1957

I love how elegant and self-possessed women are in classic fashion photos. Vogue 1957 A great look for a modern era

I have a similar outfit, but haven't worn it yet this year. Hmmmmm....

Lovely Streetstyle, i love the classic neckline, "flowy" skirt line and the flats are super adorable! Very French Street look-ish

Fashion Frocks 1940 style day dress lace floral swing war era 40s color photo print ad models illustration blue black red white

Fashion Frocks 1940 style day dress lace floral swing war era color photo print ad models illustration blue black red white by earlene

Model wearing a gown by Givenchy, 1954. Photo by Philippe Pottier.

Moire satin gown evening dress black long portrait collar sleeves model magazine vintage fashion style designer Givenchy photo by Philippe Pottier.

Rt dress, buttons length of front. Women's Fashion Vintage 1940's!

Pinspiration: Gathers (The Girl with the Star-Spangled Heart)

1939 Montgomery Ward Catalog - I used to buy these dresses at a vintage clothing store named Aardvark, or at thrift stores for 50 cents. Loved the style & quality of tailoring.

look inspired by Home Fires. Jumper hand-made from a 1940s pattern, skirt hand made, shoes from Shoezone

look inspired by Home Fires. Jumper hand-made from a pattern, skirt hand made, shoes from Shoezone

Beautiful! - Joanna McCormick, March Vogue 1957. Wearing a basket-weave wool dress with straight tunnel sleeves by Madame Grès.

Joanna McCormick, March Vogue 1957 Wearing a basket-weave wool dress with straight tunnel sleeves by Madame Gr&

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