1940’s inspired Winter outfit

I noticed the Miu Miu 15/16 Winter campaign was a mix of Fortie’s and Sixtie’s. The victory rolls, big shoulders and lapels and the costume jewellery were from the Forties’s, while the mini skirts and shifts, and the make-up were Sixtie’s. It’s been too cold for short hemlines with nude tights, so I used the Fortie’s inspiration for a cold winters day.

The more I look the more I find how many different styles of shoe were around in the past, so although I normally wear these shoes with 20’s style dresses, I think they go well with the pale colours. The jewellery is from H&M and everything else from La Redoute.

The fashion of the early Forties while generally simpler in shapes because of the war, focused on the details of the collar and shoulders, and interesting notions like pockets and buttons and contrasting fabric patterns.

This navy dress with a pink petal pattern is a find of my Mum’s, and fits the Forties with its drapes and gathers, natural waistline and below the knee length. I love the bow tie shoes. Mum’s sunglasses are form Glasses Direct.

This coat was passed on to us by a friend who knows we love vintage. I don’t know how old it is, but it fits well with looks from the Thirties to the Fifties. Clothes can often be dated by the hemline and waist. A camel coat is a basic essential too. The fax fur hat is my ‘Doctor Zhivago’ Lara hat. I usually go for a Russian look, but fur accessories were popular in the Forties and it was cold outside!

 

 

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