Looking good in the 1940s!

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For this week’s blog I thought a visual ensemble might be fun. This month I have been neck deep in the late forties as I write the third book in a post World War Two series I’ve been working on. I have easily come to the conclusion that they had a great sense of style back then.

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Yes, I am fighting with that commandment “Thou shalt not covet.” Here’s a glimpse at some of the dresses I’ve been picking out for my heroine and her sister:

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I love this one and chose it for the heroine’s sister to wear to her prom. I love the lace bodice.

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My hubby likes the cut of this one.

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I like the color on this one, as does the heroine. Unfortunately she can’t wear it as she’s a strawberry blond.

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Perfect for the summer.

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Yep, coveting again. This is her favorite dress.

 

 

Now for the hair. You have to love those victory curls!

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Perfect for the big town dance when the boys start coming home from Europe. Especially if you’re going with the fiance you haven’t seen in four years.

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And then the look to convince everyone in town that you’re completely over him.

And for all those days in between:

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I think the most painful part of my research is the price point for all of this:

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One thought on “Looking good in the 1940s!

  1. Love this! What a fun post! I like the first two best!

    A few years ago, the history club at the high school did a 1940s dance. Members stayed after school to learn about the history, food, social niceties of the time and to learn to dance! What fun! We rented a dress (b/c Mama don’t sew) and rolled her hair what fun! They also did a Victorian ball one Christmas complete with dance cards! What fun!

    I wanted to go!

    Kel

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