November 5, 2010
Appropriate clothes gives us self-confidence and help us to make good impressions on other people.

Learn by discovering what are considered the proper costumes for typical occasions, by critically watching what other girls wear, and by dressing correctly every day. Learn what to wear to ball games, to parties, to church, and for travel. - from "Clothes for Girls" textbook written by Elizabeth Todd

These French girls are so chic, but of course!

What to Wear for Casual Wear for Street, Shops, Office, Business, & Travel
Dress - simple, conservative in color.
Shoes - Oxford or strap. Practical and low heel. Leather or reptile skins.
Hosiery- Sturdy cotton, rayon
Coats- simply cut and tailored.
Hat- Practical with brim
Gloves- Heavy leather, plain pull on.
Accessories- Leather purse, plain handkercief, only necessary jewelry.

40sfashion-1 1940s Accessories

Image Credits: 1.] French Women in the 1940s by Irene Adler, 2.] 1946 Mademoiselle by My Vintage Vogue, 3.] 1947 "Farmer's Market" Fashion by Silent Screen Queen, 4.] Vintage 1940s Accessories by Silent Screen Queen


  1. I love it! Makes me appreciate my closet full of 40s goodies even more :}

    xoxo coco

  2. Very helpful post, the forties are my favourite era. I wear t bar strap shoes, they 'feel' right but it's good to have that confirmed. I cannot wear frumpy shoes even if they are vintage!

  3. Great post & great tips!
    I wish I could get hold of a 1940s hat! XXX

  4. Third from the right looks a bit like Jerry Hall (not to insinuate she is 80 years old... more that she has classic style ... phew *saved*). And that white hat with the red trim is simply glamour-on-a-stick.

  5. This is such a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing. Your site is great!


  6. necessary jewelry!?
    other then your wedding band
    can someone specify necessary?

    great stuff you got here


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