The Great Depression
(1930's - 1940's)
Chaser Structured Blazer ($97 - amrag.com), Kovach Pant ($98 - allsaints.com), Miss Selfridge Embroided Western Yoke Shirt ($65 - missselfridge.com), Rockabilly Wire Pin up Headband ($9.89 - etsy.com), Sofft Farra in Black ($110 - shoeline.com), Reiss Olga V-Neck Gathered Dress ($170 - reiss.com), Miss Selfridge Metallic and Black Clutch ($38 - missselfridge.com), Catarzi Exclusive To Asos Animal Bow Pill Box Hat ($19 - asos.com), Sofft Manhattan in Black Suede ($119 - shoeline.com),Cocktail dress H&M (shopping.louloumagazine.com), Miss Selfridge Nude Chain Panel Clutch ($26 - missselfridge.com), Mimco Sinatra Headband ($62 - mimco.com.au), Isola Badre in Ivory Patent ($97 - shoeline.com)
When I think 1930's - 1940's style I think of one thing: Gone With The Wind. An inspiring and ultimate classic film of the decade, telling a story about a privelidged southern women who experiences great hardship as she must adjust to life during WW1. I must admit, however, the storyline isn't the only reason I loved Gone With The Wind, it was the fashion of the decade that was interesting and eye-catching to me. The 1930's - 40's was a big change from the fun, charasmatic attire of the 1920's, it was more conservative and proper with below the knee length dresses and emphasis on the empire waist-line. Heavier clothing such as long, pleated skirts and wool dresses were also a large aspect of fashion. During the WW1, fabric and other resources were preserved for military reasons and the price of fabric went up dramatically. For most middle class women who did not have the money to buy a new dress or skirt, took to wearing trousers. After the war, style glammed up much more with V-necklines and ankle-strap heels. Dresses were hourglass shaped and as the 1940's moved forward to the 50s dresses became tighter fit. In modern times, this 1930's - 40's look often times is seen in pin-up girls headbands and gaucho trouser pants.