1940s were a decade many countries around the world can not forget. With the second world war (WW2) and clothing rationing, the war time pride of fashion on a budget became the norm. 1940s fashion for men and women experienced deep changes but also created some of . Fashion took a turn toward simplification in the 1940s, due in large part to fabric restrictions enforced because of the war. Creative, stylish women didn’t let those hard times get in the way of looking fabulous, though — in fact, Unique Vintage carries a large selection of dresses, tailored suits and hair accessories inspired by this iconic decade.
Dress in WWII era vintage inspired 1940s dresses then dance the night away swing dancing to the latest big bands. 1940s dresses are flattering with a modest top, a fitted waist, and a knee-length A-line skirt. The later ’40s saw the skirt narrow into the pencil or wiggle shape for a bit more Va Va Voom. 1940s style men’s clothing isn’t too different from today’s men’s clothes. Single and double breasted 1940s men’s suits were still common as day wear. The pinstripe suit in navy or grey was the most iconic of the 1940s and notorious with gangsters.
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