1940s Fashion

C20th Costume History 1940-1950 1940s Utility Clothing to  Look
1940s Fashion History

By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com

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History of C20th Fashion and Costume in the 1940s.

From wartime Utility Clothing to Dior's Look.
1940s Wedding Photos. 1946 and 1949 Fashion Plates and links to free images.

 pages of Images June 2005 

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Utility Clothing and Rationing 1940s

Rationing of goods and foods with coupons under the Civilian Clothing Order CC41. The Incorporated Society Of London Fashion Designers. 

'Make do and mend' in the 1940s followed by the  Look of 1947.

1940's Wartime Wedding Pictures

A selection of UK wedding photographs from 1939 - 1948.

Photographs from 1939, 1942, 1947 and 1948 of British wartime brides and grooms with their families. 4 white weddings and 2 less formal weddings with photos of 1940s fashion.

 1946 Pictures of Tailleur Luxe Fashion Design Plates 1

1946 French Trade Fashion Plates from the 1940s. A selection of images showing suits, costumes, dresses jackets and coats all accessorized with bags, hats and jewellery of the mid 1940's era.

1948 Sewing Pattern Cutting Fashion Plates 1   C1948 -1951

Pattern Cutting Design Pictures. Fashion Design Sketches with their drafts c1948.  Styles follow late 1940s fashions.  All thumbnails enlarge to become full A4 pictures.

  1948 Sewing Pattern Cutting Fashion Plates 2   C1948 -1951

Pattern Cutting Design Pictures. Fashion Design Sketches with their drafts c1948.  Styles follow late 1940s fashions.  All thumbnails enlarge to become full A4 pictures.

 Tailleur Fashion Plates 1949 - Pictures   

Added 19 June 05

1949 German Trade fashion plates from the late 1940s. A selection of images showing suits, jackets and coats all accessorized with bags, hats and jewellery of the late 1940's era.  Shows the  silhouette line called the  Look.

McCalls & Butterick Fashion Covers 1940-45

Fashion cover images from pattern books from dressmaking pattern suppliers McCalls and Butterick.

Butterick and McCalls Fashion Covers - 1945-1950

Fashion cover images from pattern books from dressmaking pattern suppliers McCalls and Butterick.

1940s Australian Home Journal Magazine Fashion Covers
1945-49

Fashion cover images from the Australian Home Journal Magazine.

 Tailleur Fashion Plates 1949 - Part 2  

Added 20 June 05

A selection of images from the inside cover editorial pages of a 1949 German Trade fashion journal. Shows  silhouette line called the  Look.

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