How to Dress 1940s Style For the Modern Woman – Retro Style Clothing!
How to dress 1940s style for the “modern” woman
If you are going to a themed party, out for a night on the town, or just swing dancing, there are some easy things for ladies of any size to look the part. There are some easy ways to dress in authentic 1940s style:
– Curl your hair.
– Wear gloves.
– Wear seamed stockings.
– Choose shoes with either a chunky heel or spectator style.
As far as the the rest of the outfit goes, for the larger modern lady who is very hippie (big hips, not a 1960’s hippie) and busty it can tricky because it can be very difficult to dress in actual vintage clothes.
Fashion sizing was very different years ago, and the size 8 of today was a 16. If you’re not a size 4 or smaller today, you will have a hard time finding actual vintage clothing that fits. If you are lucky enough to find something, it may be in rough shape. And if its in good shape, the fabric may not perform as well as today’s modern fabrics.
So whats a girl to do? The answer is RETRO CLOTHING, sometimes called retro style clothing or retro reproduction clothing.
Retro clothes new clothes in classic styles, made with modern fabrics. This is the best of all possible worlds: great style, modern sizing, and stretchy and flattering fabrics.
There are many manufacturers of Retro clothes today, many of them made in the USA. While they can be more expensive, the clothes are of higher quality than you find in discount department stores. Retro clothing can be found at boutique retailers in storefronts and online. They offer a wide variety of retro style clothing for men and women including dresses that would be great for a swing dance or themed party. These boutique stores typically are knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you may have about dressing the part.
When browsing through websites for retro clothing, be sure to look for measurements for the clothes. They will usually be listed directly beneath the clothing items. Checking these measurements against your own will ensure a good fit.
Hopefully this will help and inspire you to have fun dressing 1940s retro!