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Fashion: Oh, what a lovely wardrobe!

by Nam Matthies (2020-05-13)


xenngtayhngniuliiloangire-160915023419-tFashion director Shelly Vella picks the 1940s trends that are still going strong today









 Dusky pinks

Main image: Pouting in pink: Glamour magazine, 1949

From left, anticlockwise: Dress, £1,850, suzannah.com

Earrings, £325, monicavinader.com

Trousers, £16, George at asda.com

Dress, £299, hobbs.com

Bag, £665, toryburch.co.uk

Dress, £16, matalan.co.uk

Shoes, £79, hotter.com

Blouse, £119, tedbaker.com

Trousers, £79, johnlewis.com

Bag, £65, dunelondon.com

Cardigan, £16, topshop.com

Shoes, £225,russellandbromley.co.uk

Headpiece, £585, emily-london.com

Earrings, tour du lịch đài loan giá rẻ £135, missoma.com

Dress, £39.50, marksandspencer.com

Sunglasses, £70, Guess x Marcolin, guess.eu

Mules, £135, reiss.com 

Top, £100, johnlewis.com

Jacket, £140, boden.co.uk

 

Fabulous florals

Main image: The Queen at 18 with her mother and sister Margaret, 1944

From top, clockwise: Sunglasses, £205, lucyfolk.com

Bag, £65, dunelondon.com

Shoes, £230, beyond-skin.com

Bag, £400, longchamp.com

Dress, £295, lkbennett.com

Dress, £45.99, topshop.com

Shirt, £89, whistles.com

Sandals, £220, beyond-skin.com

Bag, £295, luluguinness.com

Sandals, £665, manoloblahnik.com

Earrings, £6, monki.com

Shoes, £69, hotter.com

Headband, £483, lockhatters.co.uk

Cardigan, £65, stories.com

Dress, £235, reiss.com

Trousers, £380, toryburch.co.uk

Earrings, £115, monicavinader.com

Dress, £130, frenchconnection.com









Sleek neutrals 

Main image: Slacks to the max: Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story, 1940

From top, clockwise: Watch, £249, rotarywatches.com

Brogues, £85, dunelondon.com

Scarf, £80, aspinaloflondon.com

Sunglasses, £275, moscot.com

Bag, £366, folklorethelabel.com

Dress, £266, staud.clothing

Earrings, £35, jigsaw-online.com

Trousers, £79.95, massimodutti.com

Trousers, £285, toryburch.co.uk

Belt, £140, essentiel-antwerp.com

Blouse, £155, rixo.co.uk

Headband, £25, orelia.co.uk

Loafers, £225, russellandbromley.co.uk

Bag, £1,370, ferragamo.com

Trousers, £39.50, marksandspencer.com

Scarf, £26, Tutti & Co, fenwick.co.uk

Trousers, £230, essentiel-antwerp.com

Bag, £286, staud.clothing

Shirt, £39.95, massimodutti.com

Blazer, £45, dorothyperkins.com

 

Country cool

Main image: Doing their bit for the country - and tour đài loan giá rẻ cute shorts - land girls, 1946

From top, clockwise: Hat, £59.95, schoffelcountry.com

Hat, £59.95, schoffelcountry.com

Headband, £25, orelia.co.uk

Jacket, £263, lagence.com

Belt, £120, Black & Brown, selfridges.com

Trousers, £495, threegraceslondon.com

Sweater, £149, baumundpferdgarten.com

Jeans, £99, baukjen.com

Scarf, £9.50, marksandspencer.com

Belt, £8, tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk

Cardigan, £65, stories.com

Jumper, £90, mistamina.com

Wellies, £149.99, Weekend Max Mara, zalando.co.uk

Shorts, £141, woodwood.com

Waistcoat, £214, barenavenezia.com

Dungarees, £49.99, mango.com

Scarf, £6, George at asda.com

Shirt, £295, lagence.com

Jumper, £315, paulandjoe.com









 Red, white and blue

Main image: Colour-blocking, 40s-style in Vogue magazine

From top, clockwise: Shoes, £75, dunelondon.com

Hat, £850, lockhatters.co.uk

Sunglasses, £185, Swarovski x Marcolin, swarovski.com

Bag, £79, kurtgeiger.com

Dress, £199, jcrew.com

Sunglasses, £250, Moncler x Marcolin, moncler.com

Cardigan, £125, lkbennett.com

Trousers, £80, boden.co.uk

Bag, £599, aninebing.com

Blouse, £185, rixo.co.uk

Earrings, £305, alighieri.co.uk

Slingbacks, £285, toryburch.co.uk

Headband, £7.50, marksandspencer.com

Flats, £179, prettyballerinas.co.uk

Trousers, £65, greatplains.co.uk

Trousers, £150, lkbennett.com

Dress, £295, lkbennett.com

Dress, £150, meandem.com

 

Sunday best

Main image: It's designer, darling: ration fashion by Norman Hartnell, 1943

From top, clockwise: Blouse, £60, frenchconnection.com

Shirt, £250, meandem.com

Skirt, £70, 8 by Yoox, yoox.com

Dress, £660, Edeline Lee, fenwick.co.uk

Hat, £485, emily-london.com

Jumpsuit, £380, toryburch.co.uk

Shoes, £115, geox.com

Skirt, £155, reiss.com

Earrings, £109, georgianascott.co.uk

Bag, £625, aspinaloflondon.com

Shoes, £265, toryburch.co.uk

Jacket, £160, kayaturello.com

Bag, £310, maxmara.com

Earrings, £95, byalona.com

Dress, £295, meandem.com

Dress, £245, threefloor.co.uk 

 



 



 

Fashion assistant: Joanne Toolan. 

Toni Frissell/Conde Nast, Clifford Coffin/Conde Nast, Bettmann Archive/Getty images




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