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WWII Styles

War-time rationing had an effect on fashions of the 1940's. Materials were being used for the war effort, so purchases of clothing, shoes and stockings was limited. The motto of the day was "make do or do without".

After the war, Christian Dior's "New Look" was introduced, much to the chagrin of the US and UK governments who frowned on the "excessive" use of fabric. The New Look outfits consisted of a fitted jacket, tiny waist and full, longer skirt - some of these outfits used as much as a shocking 80 yards of fabric!

More post-war looks can be found on the 1950's page.

Adult Yellow Zoot Suit Costume - Zoot Suit Costumes

Adult Yellow Zoot Suit Costume - Zoot Suit Costumes

$56.05  $28.03

This Yellow Zoot Suit Costume features the Zoot... [Read more]

Brand: Rubies Costume Company

Gangster Man Zoot Suit Adult Costume - Zoot Suit Gangster Costumes

Gangster Man Zoot Suit Adult Costume - Zoot Suit Gangster Costumes

$56.05  $28.03

Adult Costumes - This Gangster Man Deluxe Adult... [Read more]

Brand: Rubies Costume Company

Adult Zoot Suit White Fedora Hat - Gangster Costumes

Adult Zoot Suit White Fedora Hat - Gangster Costumes

$13.16  $6.58

Adult Zoot Suit White Fedora Hat - 1920's Zoot ... [Read more]

Brand: Franco

Army Helmet

Army Helmet

$17.59  $10.55

Round off your army look by adding this green A... [Read more]

Army Private Hat

Army Private Hat

$11.87  $5.94

Elaborate on your army look with this Army Priv... [Read more]

Super Deluxe Zoot Suit Gangster Costume

Super Deluxe Zoot Suit Gangster Costume

$276.10  $55.22

Adult Costumes - This Brown Super Deluxe Zoot S... [Read more]

Indiana Jones Deluxe Fedora Hat Brown

Indiana Jones Deluxe Fedora Hat Brown

$69.90  $29.59

The Indiana Jones Deluxe Hat is a grosgrain hat... [Read more]

Brand: Dorfman Pacific

1940s Eisenhower Adult Costume

1940s Eisenhower Adult Costume

$87.99  $61.59

This mens 1940'S Eisenhower Costume features th... [Read more]

Pinup Style High-Waisted Banded Shorts

Pinup Style High-Waisted Banded Shorts

$40.25  $27.56

This costume comes with a Pinup Style High-Wais... [Read more]

Brand: Roma Costumes

Glamour Girl Black Wig

Glamour Girl Black Wig

$15.39

This Glamour Girl Black Wig is as sultry as it ... [Read more]

Vintage Hollywood Marabou Robe Adult Costume

Vintage Hollywood Marabou Robe Adult Costume

$56.09  $39.26

This flowing and glamorous womens Vintage Holly... [Read more]

Vintage Hollywood Faux Mink Stole

Vintage Hollywood Faux Mink Stole

$47.18  $23.59

This Vintage Hollywood Faux Mink Stole will go ... [Read more]