1940's Style Guide: A Complete Illustrated Guide to 1940's Fashion (The Vintage Dancer)

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9781460916889: 1940's Style Guide: A Complete Illustrated Guide to 1940's Fashion (The Vintage Dancer)

Let the 1940s Style Guide walk you through the clothes, shoes and accessories that a typical women in the 1940s would wear. From dresses, to swimsuits, to earrings, and girdles nothing is left out of this detailed, easy to follow, guide book. This book also gives directions on wearing makeup, styling your hair, making your own clothes, and shopping online. It’s an all in one resource for women who want to wear the fashions of the war decade. Each topic will tell you about the colors, materials, trim and accessories that made each clothing item distinctive to the 40s. PLUS with over 140 photographs and illustrations you will see real dresses, jewelry, purses, hats, swimsuits and more from vintage photographs, color photographs, sewing patterns and graphic illustrations. The 1940s Style Guide includes: Dresses, Women’s Suits, Blouses, Sweaters, Pants, Play Clothes, Swimwear, Work Clothes- Factory “Rosie’s,” Military service women and office workers, Evening Wear, Clothes for Teens, Clothes for Zoot Suit Rebels, Shoes – Vintage, reproduction or modern ,shoes, Hats, Gloves, Jewelry, Lingerie, Hosiery, Sleepwear, Mens Clothing, Modern 1940s Inspired Clothing, Hair Styles –Tutorials include 3 hairstyles for day and evening wear that work on most hair types. Makeup- Simple and historically accurate application guide (unlike most makeup tutorials online which use the wrong shades and modern products.) Making a Girdle – You’d be surprise how quick and cheap you can make your own girdle. How to Sew 1940s Clothing- Advice on sewing with vintage or reproduction patterns, fabrics and notions. Where to shop. Includes 160 shopping links to online stores in the USA, UK, AU and more. If you love 1940's fashions or you are new to dressing vintage and don't know where to start than this is the perfect book for you.

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About the Author:

Debbie Wells is the curator behind www.vintagedancer.com and www.vintagedancer.co.uk popular website s dedicated to teaching 20th century fashion on a practical, wearable level. Her research into the everyday clothing worn by men and women of the past helps guide readers into choosing vintage, reproduction or vintage inspired clothing to wear again today. The 1940's Style Guide is the first in a series of Style Guide books covering 20th century fashion. The next Style Guide centers around 1920's fashion and it is expected to be released in late 2012.

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