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1940s Patterns
May 11, 2011
12:28 pm
Scarlett
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What are some of your favorite patterns of clothing from the 1940s? I love polka dots, especially red and white. I also love some of the pale greens and pinks I see on a lot of older dresses.

May 11, 2011
5:34 pm
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Scarlett said:

What are some of your favorite patterns of clothing from the 1940s? I love polka dots, especially red and white. I also love some of the pale greens and pinks I see on a lot of older dresses.


 

I'm with you on the polka dots, Scarlett, particularly navy and white.  I also like that patterns/women's fashions from the '40's were so feminine and flattering in form.  Dresses and skirts emphasized the waist with the use of darts and belts, which gave a nice, shapely appearance.  And nothing defines glamour and elegance better than 1940's evening wear.

May 13, 2011
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Zootsuit
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My Mom had some beautiful dresses in looking at the photos. The thing that struck me was just as Jazzy Dame said, so stylish.  The necklines also had shape and style.  I think my Mother used to refer to the neckline as a Sweetheart, then there was the bodice, it had a triangle shape in the front then flaired out.  Amazing how the styles were cut fuller, and had so much appeal!  I LOVE everything about the clothing in the 1940's, and I do which it would return. Right now, 1960's retro is very in vogue, maybe we are slowly getting closer to the 1940's looks.    

May 14, 2011
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I love the shape of the skirts! It's very flattering on a lot of people, for one thing, and for another it makes the skirt so easy to walk in! At least-- it's easier for me to walk in a 40's skirt than in a modern miniskirt/pencil skirt/etc. ;)

May 14, 2011
8:01 am
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I liked the checked gingham material and I think I must have had three dresses in this style, in three different colours. Our school uniform Summer dress was also blue checked gingham!

May 14, 2011
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Scarlett
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FlorrieMay, I also like the gingham material. I especially love red and yellow gingham patterns. They remind me of summer and it reminds me of the perfect pattern for spending the day outdoors.

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