Category: Vintage Style Dresses

40s fashion: what did women wear in 1940’s?

40s fashion is one of the most stylish and classy fashion in the history.

Padded shoulders, high waist tops, and A-line skirts till the knee level were the basics for a perfect 40s outfit.

The materials used for clothing were natural fibers like linen, cotton, wool, and silk and others like rayon, acetate, and nylon. Usually light and sheer materials were the best for nightwear.

One of the interesting aspects of this type of fashion was the use of colors, from pastel colors in pink, yellow, blue, to mint green, and even gold, violet, aqua, coral, green, grey, red, brown, black.

Shoes were simplistic, mainly in basic colors like black, brown, red, blue. Also, shoes were relatively comfortable, with low chunky heels, even though during the end of the decade heels started to be higher and embellishments were added to the shoe. In the summertime, sandals with the opening of the toe and heel were used. The top materials for shoes were reptile skins, mesh, and fabric.

Curls and Victory rolls were the main feature of 40s hairstyle, the makeup was simple but glamorous at the same time, with red lipstick and a winged eye-liner.

Dressing in 40s style is not difficult, nowadays there are plenty of options online to choose from. Below some examples of 40s outfits adapted to our period, you might want to try.


Voodoo Vixen 1940s cherry print dress

1940s Style Teal & Antique Cherry Print Dress


40s style pink dress

40s Style Bow Tie Half Sleeve Pleated Shirt Dresses

Cream chiffon blouse 1940s

A gorgeous cream color blouse in chiffon, 40s style.


How To Dress As a Rockabilly Babe


Rockabilly style is rock and roll inspired 1950s fashion which is quite interesting because of its bold use of colors and patterns. Rockabilly fashion is all about femininity, glamour, attitude and immaculate hair and makeup.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to the style you like; a perfect rockabilly babe from your outfit to your hairs and accessories. Let’s get started.

Tops and Blouses:

Pick the right top or blouse for your rockabilly look. Stay away from spaghetti-strap style. Show some skin and pick some halter top or button-down blouse.


Rockabilly top

Gray Leopard Print Rockabilly Top



For dresses, choose pencil dresses or those with thick straps or sweetheart neckline.


rockabilly pencil dress

Retro Vintage 50s Rockabilly Pencil Dress



The distinctive patterns that complete the signature rockabilly look are polka dots, stripes, checks, tartans and leopard prints. Go for a top incorporating such patterns.

rockabilly dress checked pattern

50s Vintage Swing Rockabilly  Gown Dress with a checked pattern



Red, black, blue and white are the dominant colors of rockabilly style. Try to select tops and shoes in these colors.

Skirts and Pants:

A high-waist pencil skirt is a must to complete the retro rockabilly look. Want extra bold? Pick a red skirt. However, if skirts aren’t your thing, invest in some ankle-length skin tight pants.


rockabilly red pencil skirt

Red Pencil Rockabilly Skirt

rockabilly leopard pants

Rockabilly Leopard Pants


Heels are essential for rockabilly fashion; pick them in shiny black, red or white colors.


Rockabilly shoes red

Shiny Red & White Rockabilly Shoes


Hair Styling:

To keep up with Rockabilly theme, opt for some classic Bettie bangs or fringes, hair rolls, and vintage waves. Pick some Bandanas, roses or bows to complete the hair styling.


Bright and bold makeup is rockabilly fashion staple. For the ideal look, put on bright red lipstick with perfectly winged black eyeliner. Flaunt the spotless skin and rosy cheeks with the right application of foundation and blush.


Rockabilly 50s makeup



Finish off your Rockabilly look with some retro specs, statement tattoo inspired jewelry and a vintage bag.


cherry rockabilly bagCherry Rockabilly Bag


It’s not hard to rock the Rockabilly fashion. You can create a statement pin-up look by mixing and matching items in your wardrobe and pairing them with the right accessories.



What will you wear on Valentine’s day?

It is always a bit of a hard task to decide what to wear on Valentine’s day date.

We certainly don’t want to be obvious and wear a red dress, instead, we want to be extraordinary with something different from our everyday wardrobe, as this is a special occasion.

Maybe we could find something that looks classic, elegant and absolutely gorgeous!

We found this Vintage Sleeveless Cocktail Dress, a bit retro style, it is made of Jacquard fabric and it is so feminine!

A sleeveless dress, that can we be worn in a country where it is warm or cold, depending on the season, it is just a matter of finding a nice bolero-like jacket (the one below is a perfect example) to cover the arms from any draft.

This Valentine’s day outfit combination is undeniably graceful and fashionable, we suggest to complete it with a striking pair of high heels,  decorated with lace and rhinestones, which will make heads turn!


Vintage outfit for all occasions

When thinking about dressing vintage and vintage clothing outfits not everybody is willing to wear certain types of vintage clothes in public in an everyday situation. This because most of the time vintage clothes are eccentric and we fear we will look weird in front of others. The good news is that not all vintage clothing items are so unconventional.
An example of this is the dresses below. They undoubtedly have a vintage style, but their cut is so versatile, that can be worn by many women in any kind of situations, like in the office, when shopping, at parties and even at home.