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How to style a 40s style party dress

15 December 2017

How to style a 40s style party dress

If you are looking for a timeless, practical dress shape to wear this party season, look no further than a 1940s silhouette. With gently flared skirts, tea dresses and plenty of sleeve choices, the 1940s style party dress is ideal for comfort and style. If you’re looking for your next party dress, let’s see if we can help you find something fabulous.

Block colours are a brilliant blank canvas, add in tonal or contrasting coloured accessories or keep it safe with black or white. We love this stunning emerald coloured tea dress from Pretty Retro. To stay in keeping with the 40s aesthetic, team with a pair of T-bar dancing shoes, like this black glitter pair from Dancing Days. If you fancy a touch of colour team with red shoes instead for a subtle nod to the colour scheme of the season.

Are you a vintage style print fan? You can’t go wrong with a classic cherry print for a touch of kitsch, retro pin-up styling. Check out this beautiful buttoned tea dress from Hearts & Roses, complete with contrast colour buttons and trim. We love the attention to detail on this cute cherry dress, keep things playful by teaming with statement shoes like these red glitter heels from Irregular Choice.

For an extra layer, the majority of 1940s style party dresses suit a vintage style cardigan, however if you’re looking for something more formal, check out our range of vintage style coats and jackets. Accessorise with classics like a string of pearls, droplet earrings, hair flower and of course, red lipstick!

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