Outfit: Dressing for the Forties

As I shared earlier with my January moodboard, I'm feeling very inspired by 1940s fashion lately. Since it's winter a good coat and a few accessories do most of the work for achieving the 1940s look. My next challenge will be learning a few 1940s hairstyles, although I might save that for spring or summer. It's too cold and windy lately for most hairstyles to last. Still it's good to be back "home" in Northern Ireland. So strange to think I've only lived here around six months now, but it felt like coming home after our busy holiday abroad...For anyone curious, I've included a short break-down of what is 1940s accurate in this look and what isn't below.

What is 1940s accurate:
-ascot scarf, which was made using a 1940s knit pattern
-coat, by Unique Vintage is very indicative of the shape and style of coats of this decade
What isn't 1940s accurate:
-dress, the dress is really the most modern piece that I'm wearing from the print to the shape
-hair, shorter hair styles were more popular and blunt or straight fringe/bangs weren't common
-shoes, based on a vintage design these shoes are more 1930s in style, 1940s heels were usually chunkier in design (platforms, wedges, and other thick heels)
-hat, berets were worn in the 1940s but they were usually more structured in shape
-tights, back seam nude stockings were popular in the 1940s, but the playful design on mine isn't very period accurate
-makeup, winged eyeliner and red lipstick would be a popular beauty look for this decade, but my eyeliner is a bit heavier and the lipstick is a bit dark

*all photographs by me*


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