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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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Vintage Style Champagne Pleated Maxi Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Navy Blue Natalie Swing Dress
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Plus Size Retro Style Taupe Back Ties Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Teal Natalie Swing 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 & Pink Floral Print Camilla Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Green Floral Print Camilla 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 Ivory & Red Heart Print Margie Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black & Red Heart Print Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Olive & Black Embroidered Kay Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Olive & Black Embroidered Kay Swing 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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Unique Vintage Plus Size Cream & Red Heart Print Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Cream & Red Heart Print Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Black & Red Heart Print Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black & Pink Floral Print Camilla Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Green Floral Print Camilla Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black & Red Heart Print Margie Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Ivory & Red Heart Print Margie Dress
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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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1940s Burgundy Swiss Dot & Taupe 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 1940s Black & White Pin Dots Peplum Boulevard Pencil Skirt
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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 & 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 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 1940s Style Grey & Burgundy Floral Ivy Suit Dress
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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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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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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 1940s Style Black Plaid Formosa Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Rust High Waist Ginger Pants
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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 1940s Style Black Short Sleeve Gertie Bolero
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Retro Style Burgundy Ruched Wrap Front Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Black Crepe Neck Tie Fiona Blouse
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Unique Vintage 1940s Black & White Lace Collar Margie Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Navy & Mustard Floral Formosa Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black Swiss Dot Crepe Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Black Swiss Dot Crepe Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Black Crepe Neck Tie Fiona Blouse
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1950s Style Forest Green Button Tab High Waist Swing Skirt
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1950s Dark Green & White Polka Dot Goldie Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Cream Chiffon Ruffle Audra Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Black Short Sleeve Camilla Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Black Short Sleeve Camilla Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Navy Blue High Waist Rochelle Suspender Pants
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Unique Vintage Navy Blue High Waist Rochelle Suspender Pants
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Black & White Pin Dot Bow Tie Chita Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Navy Blue Velvet Kelsie Wrap Dress
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Unique Vintage 1950s Dark Green & White Polka Dot Goldie Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Burgundy Crepe Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Red Wool Felt Bolero Hat
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Emerald Green Crepe Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Burgundy Crepe Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Emerald Green Crepe Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Denim Blue Jean Sweetheart Ellie Overalls
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Unique Vintage Denim Blue Jean Sweetheart Ellie Overalls
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Unique Vintage Navy Floral Button Up Short Sleeve Colvin Blouse
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Green Stretch Sleeved Adelia Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage Emerald Chiffon Button Up Short Sleeve Colvin Blouse
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Unique Vintage Ivory Crepe Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Unique Vintage Black & Cream Chiffon Neck Tie Bea Blouse
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Ivory Crepe Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Bettie Page Burgundy Leatherette Eddie Lace Up Booties
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black Crepe Neck Tie Gwen Blouse
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Bettie Page Green & Ivory Leatherette Carole Oxford Saddle Heels
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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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