The Best Vintage Clothing — 1940s

A Brief History of Vintage Swimwear: From Baggy Knits to String Bikinis

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You can buy swimwear in any style imaginable now, from the tiniest bikini to form-enhancing shape-wear swimsuits and even burqinis, but it hasn't always been that way.  Here's a brief history of modern swimwear, from it's beginnings in the 1920s through to the 1970s. 1920s The 1920s was the decade where swimwear first started to resemble the swimming costume we know today. The Twenties were a decade of female emancipation: long hair was bobbed short, hemlines got higher and higher and it got increasingly more acceptable for women to have careers. The new form-fitting swimwear reflected the spirit of the...

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Stealing Agent Carter's Style (Plus a Sale Code)

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We've all been admiring Agent Peggy Carter's style recently, and what better way of enjoying the show than to grab yourself some of her fabulous 1940s style? The best way to do this is by starting with a genuine 1940s suit - I've picked this stylish 1940s cranberry color suit, but there's a lot of choice out there (take a look here for starters!). You want something knee-length or slightly longer with sharp lines and small shoulder pads ideally. Then pair it with a statement hat (you can stick with her favorite red, white and blue color scheme if you...

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How to Accessorize a Vintage 1940s Dress

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Vintage clothing and accessories from the 1940s and 50s is incredibly popular at the moment, ( well has been FOREVER!)  not least because the clothes and accessories from this era were so beautifully stylish.  If you're only just starting to wear vintage (or even if you're not) we know it can be tricky to know how to put together a vintage outfit so we thought we'd share our outfit ideas. This is how we would accessorize this gorgeous vintage 1940s dress. How would you wear it? So embrace your inner lady-ness and get yourself a beautiful mid-century gown and some...

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Vintage Brooches and How to Wear Them

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Brooches and pins have fallen out of fashion a little in recent years, but they were incredibly popular in the 1950s. Nothing adds a vintage touch to your outfit like a pin on your lapel, and the right brooch can turn an ordinary outfit into something quite spectacular. Of course you don't just have to wear a brooch on your coat, there are lots of other ways to wear a vintage pin.  You can use it to keep a neck scarf tied, pin one to a hat or wear a chunky brooch at the neck of a button-up shirt (in...

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