A very common mistake while choosing a dress for a vintage party dedicated to the 1940s is simply picking the wrong type of dress. This is because most people, when asked to wear something vintage, think of the colorful 1950s style. Although the 1950s dresses actually derived from the ones that were introduced in the end of the 194os, these two decades have quite different styles.
Choosing a dress for a vintage party of the 1940s
Before you make or buy your own 1940s style dress, you should have a clear idea of what types of dresses were popular back then and what were common colors and prints.
For a 1940s party consider dresses that:
are knee-length or calf-length
have nipped-in waist
have padded shoulders
have buttons in the front
come with pencil skirts or A-line cut skirts
can be matched with knitted cardigans or fur
Ignore all dresses that are:
shorter than knee-length;
low-cut and partially exposing breasts;
made of shiny and/or extremely elastic materials;
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