Dresses, Hats and Nylons: A 1940s inspired Spring Outfit

Dresses, Hats and Nylons: A 1940s inspired Spring Outfit
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1940s inspired spring outfit

I really like the fashion of the 1940s: The practical and comfortable cuts, emphasised shoulders, swinging skirts and of course true fully fashioned nylons! So it acutally is quite a bit odd that I haven’t posted a 40s inspired outfit in a while. Something I definitely want to change with this blogpost. I am going to show you a wonderful 1940s inspired spring outfit.

RetroCat wearing a flower dress by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury and Nylons by Secrets in Lace

Outfit Details:

Dress: c/o The Seamstress of Bloomsbury*

Trench coat: Ginger Jackie, similar here*

Nylons: Secrets in Lace

Hat: The Little Shop of Gorgeousness, similar here*

Pumps: Tamaris, very similar here*

Gloves: Vintage, similar here*

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1940s inspired Spring Outfit: The Base

RetroCat wearing a 40s inspired dress by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury and a matching hat

The base of my outfit is the wonderful 1940s inspired dress “Shelly” by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury*. The Seamstress of Bloomsbury, by the way, offers a wide range of gorgeous garments inspired by the 40s. Typical for this fashion decade are emphasised shoulders, not too wide swing skirts and about knee-length hemlines. “Shelly”, for example, has some tiny shoulder pads, lovely drapes and ties, and a gorgeous neckline.

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40s inspired Outfit: Coats and Jackets

RetroCat wearing a red trench coat by Ginger Jackie

During transitional season between winter and spring, it can be quite chilly outside. So of course a jacket or coat is a must. I personally absolutely adore my orangy-red trench coat by Ginger Jackie, currently. But also wide swing coats or jackets go very well with the 1940s style.

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40s inspired Spring Outfit: The Accessories

RetroCat wearing a flower dress and vintage gloves in spring

While the garments in the 1940s often were quite practical and plain, hats usually were the exact opposite. The bigger and more extraordinary, the better. Hats definitely were an important part of a perfect outfit. So of course, I am wearing one as well. I also chose some vintage gloves and classy heels.

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Fully Fashioned Nylons to finish the Look

RetroCat wearing delicate nylons stockings with a subtle seam by Secrets in Lace

Nylon stockings were the must-have for women in the 1940s – they even caused some fights, as you can read here. So of course I am wearing delicate fully fashioned nylons with my spring outfit. They have such a gorgeous subtle seams and are by Secrets in Lace, by the way.

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