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Michele Fallon, photo by Nina Leen, 1944

Model Michele Fallon wearing John-Frederics striped straw hat with matching handbag 1944 Photo Nina Leen

lemontreesoceanbreeze:  c. 1920s

A "Bon Voyage" message from my sister sent before I headed off to Santa Fe, NM. I love this photo. Travel used to be such an elegant affair. Love the little doggie, so calm, so patient - the perfect traveling companion.

40s hat and bag set

Vintage Matchy-Matchy Fashion was sometimes Chic, mostly Awkward

Skyscraper hat and matching bag designed by Anita Andra, 1944 - Photo by Nina Leen

Barbara Mullen & Ivy Nicholson by Henry Clarke for VOGUE, 1956.

The Genesis of Turtlenecks

Barbara Mullen (l) and Ivy Nicholson ® wearing pastel knit turtlenecks with contrasting tapered slacks, all by Jaeger, photo by Henry Clarke, Vogue, July 1956 “Barbara Mullen (l) and Ivy Nicholson ®.

The 1940's were influenced by the dominant event of the decade - World War 2.  It's no wonder that coming out of the Great Depression and dealing with the trauma of a World War that fashion was more sober and less flamboyant.  But it was still great fashion!

Everyday Fashion Styles Of The 1940's

Cool sun hats definitely help your summer swagger. | 20 Vintage Photos That Will Make You Excited For Summer

20 Vintage Photos That Will Make You Excited For Summer

I wanna make these by attaching silk flower petals to a pair of round glasses! photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt in Miami Beach, 1940 for Life Magazine.

Friends in the 1930s. Photographer unknown

Russell Lee Girls waiting for Episcopal Church to end so they can see the processional South Side of Chicago Illinois 1941 HATS


Great Portrait GAIL PATRICK , f12031

May Vogue 1957 | by dovima2010

Model Anne St Marie wearing a waistless sheath dress designed by Donald Brooks. This photo was from May Vogue