Tuesday, September 6, 2011


EYEWEAR trend 1940

hats, shoes, and skirt trend 1940

men outfit

skirt trend, and colour, gray

Oxfords, Pumps and Sandals were the order of the day.

make up and hats trend 1940

1940's fashion - Womens Dress Code in the War Years

Heels, Skirt.
Knee-length, flared, straight, single pleat plaid skirts.

dresses, shoes, hair, and umbrella trends 1940

blazer and hair trend

Vintage 1940's Hairstyles - Womens Hair Safety in the Second World War.

As women took to the factory and to the plough and tractor during the war years - hairstyles - by necessity  were tied up in scarves or Turbans, cut to shorter lengths or pinned up in the many and various rolls known as Victory Hairstyles .What became known as the Rosie the Riveter look, was daily wear for both Factory girls and the famous Land Girls.

JOYCE magz, make up trends

war outfit trends

top, bright colour, and vintage shoes

hair style 1940

hats 1940 style

Gloves for the Winter Season

Black leather gloves
White long gloves - for evening wear and formals.
White angora mittens - for snowy and cold weather.

1940's Fashion Purses

Blue leather, black leather and gabardine.

Winter Hats

Powder blue felt
Navy Blue silk
Turban, wrap around.
Red felt medium brim hat

The following safety consious ' Victory' Hairstyles were hugely popular.

1.The Vingle -  [ consisting of four partings,  forming V shapes ].
2.The Victory Roll -A woman parted her hair to suit her face shape the best  [ either a centre part, side part or extreme side part !]. Then she rolled her hair up over foam Hair Rats - which were made from rolled up shed hair [ yes it sounds yickh but it worked ! ]. Then she positioned to her taste and secured with Bobby Pins. Et Voila !
3.The Turban equalised people of all means and social backgrounds. Starting as a simple safety  precaution to prevent hair entangling in machinery at the factory or in the farm, the usual resourcefulness of the female sex quickly turned it into a fashion accessory, in much the same way that Turbans and Headscarves do for women who undergo chemotherapy these days.

These Hairstyles are becoming popular again thanks to the growing vintage fashion and hairstyle enthusiasts like Lisa Freemont.She really is amazing.
Also the aforementioned Bobby Pin Blog author Lauren Rennell [ who also penned the well known Vintage Hairstyling - see below at Amazon] .

Another must have resource for 1940's Hairstyles is Daniela Turudichs excellent book
"1940s Hairstyles"

well, i think 1940 style is will be hype again at this moment.... what do you think ? ;)
-wening tresnany


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