Red is one of my favorite colors. Even when I’m not wearing a red garment, I always have my nails and lips red. When I was very young, I was a bit afraid to wear this color because it seemed too brave to me. Why? I do not know. Misconception and that’s it. Fortunately, I am a mature woman who has been through a lot and I don’t hesitate about surrounding myself with the colors that I like. Little things make me happy. 🙂
Today I put on a dress from one of my favorite Polish brands. I appreciate this company for the quality of materials and workmanship as well as for the styles. Every dress I have from Madelle is in my favorite climate of the 1940s. If I could go back in time, it would definitely be the 1940s, because I like this style very much, especially when it comes to the styles of day dresses. I wrote about the style of the 40s before, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat it.
What was the 1940s fashion?
”In a nut shell, 1940’s women’s fashion was about creating a certain silhouette: wide padded shoulders, nipped in high waist tops, and A-line skirts that came down to the knee. This was the everyday shape for clothing, from suits to dresses. Even pants had a similar shape. 1940’s fashions were all about the hour glass figure with broad shoulders, tiny waists and full hips. If you were not naturally an hour glass shape, the clothes were designed to help you achieve the look.”
“With the start of the war and strict rationing of fabric, dresses in the 1940’s became shorter. Whereas the 1930’s featured dresses down to mid-calf, the 1940’s brought them up to knee length. The war also affected the top of the dress.”
“The neckline of the 1940’s came in a variety of cut outs. They could be square, slit, sweetheart, keyhole, shirred, cross front (wrap), or V with shirtwaist (button down) tops. There was no cleavage! All dress top designs revealed very little skin, compared to today’s fashion.”
“Belts were included with almost all dresses. They were usually self-fabric belts that matched the dress material. An alternative was thin leather belts, sash bow ties, or buttons. Nearly all dresses had belts. This was the one feature that gave a dress some hourglass shape and women some of their feminine beauty back.”
“A common house dress or working woman’s uniform dress was the cross-front or wrap dress. Fabric would drape from one side to the other and tie in a bow at the front or back. Some wrap fronts were top only styles, while others were full length.”
I am wearing a red silk dress with black polka dots. The dress is very feminine and I feel like a million dollars in it! I put on red suede boots, and this way I created a red total look. This dress can be worn at any time of the year, it looks great with boots, high heels or flat heels.
In the past, I used to wear statement jewelry (mainly necklaces), but for some time I have preferred delicate jewelry, especially for day wear.
Pay attention to details – beautiful buttons and a delicate frill at the neckline and sleeves.
I wanted the last blog entry of this year to reflect the atmosphere of the upcoming Christmas and I think it turned out great, because red is very much associated with these holidays.
I wish you a peaceful and healthy Christmas. This year was strange and difficult, so I wish you and myself that the next year will be better. Thank you for visiting my blog for another year. See you soon! 🙂
Photos by Mega Cz.
dress – Madelle
shawl – Madelle
coat – Massimo Dutti
boots – Simple
purse – Wandler
pearl earrings – Yes
moon necklace – Apart
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