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

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

Models On Bond Street, London, 1942 The wartime look in Britain became much more austere as the years went by. This was the first collection of Utility Dresses for Women, designed by Norman Hartnell in 1942, and showcased on a very quiet Bond Street.

1940s Fashion: Iconic Looks And The Women Who Made Them Famous

Models On Bond Street, London, 1942 The wartime look in Britain became much more austere as the years went by. This was the first collection of Utility Dresses for Women, designed by Norman Hartnell in 1942, and showcased on a very quiet Bond Street.

Christian Dior's New Look, 1947. As a reaction to the rationing of World War II the new look, using many metres of fabric, came into fashion. It was a return to the classic feminine shape, emphasising the bust and hips, with a tiny waist. I love how glamorous this looks with the tiny jacket and voluminous skirt.

Christian Dior

Christian Dior's New Look, 1947. As a reaction to the rationing of World War II the new look, using many metres of fabric, came into fashion. It was a return to the classic feminine shape, emphasising the bust and hips, with a tiny waist. I love how glamorous this looks with the tiny jacket and voluminous skirt.

Living with Jane: 1930's Dress: Gunmetal-Grey  Shorten the hemline to knee length for day dresses

Living with Jane: 1930's Dress: Gunmetal-Grey Shorten the hemline to knee length for day dresses

The Edge of Love, floral dresses, cardigan, boots, kiera knightly, 1940s, vintage, country, style, fashion, autumn, spring, summer, mustard, teal, wellies

The Edge of Love, floral dresses, cardigan, boots, kiera knightly, 1940s, vintage, country, style, fashion, autumn, spring, summer, mustard, teal, wellies

1940s Rayon Crepe Illusion Cocktail Dress | From a collection of rare vintage evening dresses at https://www.1stdibs.com/fashion/clothing/evening-dresses/

1940s Rayon Crepe Illusion Cocktail Dress

1940s Rayon Crepe Illusion Cocktail Dress | From a collection of rare vintage evening dresses at https://www.1stdibs.com/fashion/clothing/evening-dresses/

'Timeless' Dress 1930s - Fashion 1930s, 1940s & 1950s style - vintage reproduction from 20th Century Fox .com

'Timeless' Dress 1930s - Fashion 1930s, 1940s & 1950s style - vintage reproduction from 20th Century Fox .com

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