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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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Retrolicious Plus Size Black Cat Print Blouse
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Retrolicious Black Cat Print Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Black & Orange Pumpkin Patch Elsie Blouse
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black & Orange Pumpkin Patch Elsie Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Black Chiffon Aria Blouse
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black Chiffon Aria Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Orange Windowpane High Waist Ginger Pants
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Unique Vintage 1940s Orange Windowpane High Waist Ginger Pants
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Vintage Style Green & Ivory Floral Print Midi Dress
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Bettie Page Black Vintage Style T-Strap Sylvia Heels
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Vintage Diva 1940s Black Pinstripe Lina Pencil Dress
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Vintage Diva 1940s Style Black & Ivory Trudy Pencil Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Multicolor Floral Garden Print Dora Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Mauve Kay Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Mauve Kay Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Multicolor Floral Garden Print Dora Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Black & Embroidered Crane Kay Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black & Embroidered Crane Kay Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Dark Green Wildflower Print Butterfly Cecilia Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black Wildflower Print Butterfly Cecilia Blouse
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Unique Vintage Dark Green Wildflower Print Butterfly Cecilia Blouse
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Unique Vintage Black Wildflower Print Butterfly Cecilia Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Dusty Pink Floral Elsie Blouse
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Unique Vintage 1940s Dusty Pink Floral Elsie Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Black & Pink Floral Elsie Blouse
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black & Pink Floral Elsie Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Sage Green & Ivory Polka Dot Kay Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Cream Pinky Top
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Light Blue & White Floral Print Pinky Top
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Unique Vintage 1940s Sage Green & Ivory Polka Dot Kay Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Light Blue & White Floral Print Pinky Top
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Black & White Floral Luella Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black & White Floral Luella Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Cream Pinky Top
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1950s Style Light Blue & White Gingham Alexis Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Black & Red Floral Sleeved Kelsie Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Navy & Pink Floral Sleeved Kelsie Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black & Red Floral Sleeved Kelsie Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Navy & Pink Floral Sleeved Kelsie Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1950s Black & Embroidered Red Rose Baltimore Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Red High Waist Sailor Debbie Shorts
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Navy Blue Sailor Debbie Shorts
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Bettie Page Red Slingback Cut-Out Aria Heels
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Vintage Style Bows & Red Floral Print Jonie Midi Dress
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Bettie Page Black Leatherette Peep Toe Marilyn Pumps
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Bettie Page Green Leatherette Peep Toe Marilyn Pumps
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Bettie Page Light Pink Leatherette Peep Toe Marilyn Pumps
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Bettie Page Black Leatherette Peep Toe Nicole Heels
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Vintage Style Dusty Blue & Black Polka Dots Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black & Pink Floral Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Red Floral Print Havilland Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Red Floral Print Havilland Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Chambray Blue & Pink Floral Print Havilland Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black & Pink Floral Print Luella Wrap Dress
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B.A.I.T. 1940s Black Leatherette T-Strap Robbie Heels
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Hell Bunny Plus Size Navy Blue Floral Print Tussy Mussy Dress
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Voodoo Vixen Ivory Floral Print Lorelei Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1930s Black Thelma Suspender Pants
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1930s Navy & White Pin Stripe Thelma Suspender Pants
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Navy Blue Coco Top
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Retro Style Mustard Yellow Ruched Wrap Front Dress
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Dusty Blue & White Floral Print Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage Navy Blue Coco Top
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Black High Waist Nautical Shorts
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Unique Vintage 1930s Black Thelma Suspender Pants
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Unique Vintage 1930s Navy & White Pin Stripe Thelma Suspender Pants
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Leopard Print Sleeved Kelsie Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage Navy & Light Pink Floral Print Colvin Blouse
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Navy & Pink Floral Print Havilland Dress
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Unique Vintage Leopard Print Sleeved Kelsie Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Teal Natalie Swing Dress
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Retro Style Taupe Back Ties Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Black & Red Heart Print Margie Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style White Elsie Blouse
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style White Elsie Blouse
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1940s Style Cream Lace Midi Dress
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1940s Antique Ivory Swiss Dot Lace Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage + Pantone Plus Size Classic Blue Color Chips Print Alexis Shirtdress
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Unique Vintage + Pantone Classic Blue Color Chips Print Alexis Shirtdress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Black & Gingham Cooper Suit Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black & Gingham 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 1940s Blue Denim 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 Grey & Black Natalie Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black Denim Jean Sweetheart Ellie Overalls
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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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