More pictures from the 'Fashions of a Decade" book...
Sketch for a spring jacket. Magnin of Los Angeles 1945. The military had a strong influence on womens clothing in the 40s. I guess thats how the "military look" came about. Thats really cool to think about, they even called it "practical wear" back then!
Evening dresses. 1946. The beginning of full skirts and narrow waists, I love skirts like that!
British Vogue. 1942.
Chrisitian Dior's 1947 look.
Christian Dior's 1940s daywear/eveningwear. I love the cut of the top of the black dress above. Reminds me of Audrey Hepburn actually, especially with that hat!