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1940s


With the onset of World War II, 1940s fashion tightened its collective belt and moved away from the flowing styles of the ‘30s. Designers economized on both fabric and trim, resulting in cleaner lines and more practical garments. Quintessential elements of ‘40s style include Peter Pan collars, fitted suits and lots of pants.


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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Black & White Deirdre Shirt Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Black & Houndstooth Cooper Suit Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black & Houndstooth Peplum Cooper Suit Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size White Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage White Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Green High Waist Rochelle Suspender Pants
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Red & Black Polka Dot Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Red & Black Polka Dot Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Green High Waist Rochelle Suspender Pants
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Unique Vintage 1940s Blue Denim High Waist Ginger Pants
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Grey & Black Natalie Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Grey & Burgundy Floral Ivy Suit Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Black Pin Stripe High Waist Ginger Pants
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Blue Denim Claire Coverall
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Blue Denim High Waist Ginger Pants
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Black & White Deirdre Shirt Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Blue Denim Claire Coverall
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Grey & Black Natalie Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black Denim Jean Sweetheart Ellie Overalls
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Unique Vintage Black Denim Sweetheart Ellie Overalls
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black Pin Stripe High Waist Ginger Pants
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1940s Style Light Blue & Navy Polka Dot Pleated Skirt
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Black & Red Floral Natalie Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Black & Red Floral Natalie Swing Dress
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Vintage Style Black & Gold Polka Dot Blouse
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Vintage Style Black & White Polka Dot Midi Skirt
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Vintage Style Black & White Pin Dot Modest Dress
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Retro Style Rust Orange Ingrid Crop Blouse
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Retro Style Red Ingrid Crop Blouse
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1940s Style Black & White Daisy Print Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Navy Blue Swiss Dotted Heather Midi Dress
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1950s Style Burgundy Red Crepe Button Up Neck Tie Blouse
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1950s Style Emerald Green Crepe Button Up Neck Tie Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Black Box Print Camilla Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Mustard Chiffon Short Sleeve Colvin Blouse
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Unique Vintage Mustard Chiffon Short Sleeve Colvin Blouse
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Black Box Print Camilla Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Black Velvet Kelsie Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Black Velvet Kelsie Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Black Plaid Formosa Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Red Velvet Kelsie Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Black Plaid Formosa Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Red Velvet Kelsie Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Rust High Waist Ginger Pants
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Unique Vintage 1940s Rust High Waist Ginger Pants
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1940s Style Red & White Floral Midi Skirt
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1940s Style Navy Button Detail Sailor Shorts
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Unique Vintage White & Black Bow Print Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Navy & Mustard Floral Colvin Blouse
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Unique Vintage 1940s Navy Blue Swiss Dotted Mesh Heather Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Navy & Mustard Floral Colvin Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size White & Black Bow Print Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Red Sleeved Adelia Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Black Short Sleeve Gertie Bolero
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Retro Style Burgundy Ruched Wrap Front Dress
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Stop Staring! Champagne Shimmer Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Black Crepe Neck Tie Fiona Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Green & Ivory Polka Dot Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Green & Ivory Polka Dot Crepe Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Maroon & Blue Floral Formosa Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Navy & Mustard Floral Formosa Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black & White Lace Collar Margie Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Maroon & Blue Floral Formosa Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Navy & Mustard Floral Formosa Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Maroon & Blue Floral Print Colvin Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black Swiss Dot Crepe Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Maroon & Blue Floral Print Colvin Blouse
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Unique Vintage Black Swiss Dot Crepe Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Red Sleeved Adelia Wiggle Dress
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Retro Style Navy & White Checkered Trousers
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Red Pleated High Waist Pants
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Plus Size 1940s Style Emerald Green & Black Embroidered Floral Ava Swing Dress
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Plus Size 1940s Style Brown Autumn Floral Izzy Swing Dress
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1940s Style Emerald Green & Black Embroidered Floral Ava Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Black Short Sleeve Gertie Bolero
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black & Pink Floral Cap Sleeve Jeannie Blouse
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Unique Vintage 1940s Mustard & Pink Floral Cap Sleeve Jeannie Blouse
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1940s Style Black Ponte Claudia Swing Dress
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Plus Size 1940s Style Navy Blue & White Polka Dot Raina Shirt Dress
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Plus Size Black & Yellow Floral Embroidery Tiffany Swing Dress
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Black & Yellow Floral Embroidery Tiffany Swing Dress
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1940s Style Brown Autumn Floral Izzy Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Black Crepe Neck Tie Fiona Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Green & White Polka Dot Luella Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Green & White Polka Dot Luella Wrap Dress
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Green & White Polka Dot Cotton Knit Short Sleeve Sweater
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Vintage Style Wine Red Embroidered Mesh Midi Dress
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Vintage Style Black & White Floral Lace Tiered Midi Dress
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Bettie Page Black Leatherette Eddie Lace Up Booties
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1940s Style Navy Blue & White Polka Dot Raina Shirt Dress
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Here’s more about the vintage-inspired elements we’ve updated for the 1940s collection at Unique Vintage.

Menswear Matters

With so many men away at war, women took up the charge of keeping our factories and other businesses running. The practical clothes required for work influenced 1940s clothes in all spheres, bringing menswear style into many women’s wardrobes.

From wide-leg suspender pants to sailor-inspired trousers to stylish denim overalls, the 1940s vintage-inspired collection at Unique Vintage brings you updated menswear styles to channel your inner Marlene Dietrich in gender-blurring fashion.

Pin-Up Power

Soldiers tacked up posters of their favorite movie starlets in their barracks for war-time inspiration, creating the so-called pin-up girls who influenced 1940s fashion. From Rita Hayworth to Veronica Lake, these beauties modeled femininity with long hair and body-conscious dresses hugging their voluptuous curves.

Our 1940s collection includes wiggle dresses, peplum skirts and swing dresses to complement your take on the powerfully feminine pin-up look. Every piece accessorizes like a dream for dazzling outfit options to line your wardrobe with. Loyal Looks

1940s vintage clothing also brings patriotism to runway looks, stemming from the overwhelming attitude of loyalty to our boys at war. It can be as simple as a red and white striped blouse paired with navy blue sailor pants or as sweet as a blue floral print swing dress and red T-strap heels. Whatever your take on patriotic expression, the 1940s collection at Unique Vintage has the dresses and separates to take your look of loyalty to the next level.
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