Beautiful Women’s Summer Dresses of the 1940s:
One of the most popular eras for reproduction and vintage wear, women’s fashion in the 1940s combined style and practicality to achieve a lasting elegance. This came as a surprise to those who lived through the era and remembered it for its shortages and difficulties, as well as some drabness.
Wartime fashion presented a challenge, and everyone rose to that challenge as they did the much larger global one – with stellar results. These photos are from a fashion feature on summer underwear from 1949 taken by LIFE photographer Nina Leen, aren’t they beautiful?
1940s, fashion & clothing, female, portraits