What did Ladies Wear in the 1940s?
Popular 1940s outfits for women included square-shouldered jackets with simple blouses and a matching skirt, shirtwaist dresses in long or short sleeves, and Kitty Foyle dresses (dark dresses with white or light collars and cuffs).
How were homes decorated in the 1940s?
Colors often hovered in the range of pastels. Iconographic shapes like scallops, sweeps, and curves were common. Unfinished pine was a favored inexpensive wood often used for kitchen cabinets. These were touches that hearkened back to an earlier, more innocent age before the war.
What was the style of decorating in the 1940s?
Elements of 1940s Retro Decorating Style. Dominated by WWII, design in the early 1940s was quite creative. As European designers and artists fled to the US, bringing many new ideas, development of new designs remained at a standstill until shortly after the war ended.
What did a house look like in the 1940s?
That’s the look I think of for 1940s bedrooms and living rooms – formal, very put together. In other rooms, we also may see large prints used on wallpaper and barkcloth pinch pleats, often tropical. In 1940s homes through to 1953, I think I see more high-contrast bathrooms.
What kind of furniture was in vogue in the 1940s?
Early American, or “Colonial”, was in vogue during the 1940s. Wooden furniture with floral fabrics and ruffles were all the rage. In the mid- to late-40s, interiors were both functional and fun as people were enjoying life again. The days of rationing and frugality were over and people had money to spend on home interiors and electronics.
What were interiors like in the mid to late 40s?
In the mid- to late-40s, interiors were both functional and fun as people were enjoying life again. The days of rationing and frugality were over and people had money to spend on home interiors and electronics. The decade was on the cusp of two primary color palettes.