The Fabulous Forties

We’re looking the fashion trends that are hitting the high street and the catwalk for autumn and winter 2011. The glamour of the 40’s returns with full gusto, and we cannot wait to get our hands on the clothing, changing into the chic Hollywood stars and housewives of the roaring 40’s.

The trend is based around pieces such as the pencil skirt. Fur shrugs, gloves, fitted jackets and the pussy bow shirt are making big appearances on the high street in some rich muted colours such as mustard, tan and deep red.
Personally I love this particular look, it gives women that powerful look, that says, yes I am a mother, a housewife, a hard worker but I am a woman.

Some of the best pieces I have found on the high street to create this fantastic look are affordable and chic.
Firstly I love this lace pussy bow blouse from new look. This black pencil skirt from River Island feature leather panels, which is totally in this season. River Island has some great 40’s inspired pieces in fantastic rich autumn colours, like this pussy bow shirt.

Wide Leg trousers are back on the scene. Flaring out and giving length and height, these gorgeous bottoms look fabulous at the office or out on the town. For 40’s glamour mix with a fitted jacket, leather gloves a thin waist belt and some gorgeous T-bar shoes. Let your hair hang down in natural waves, or put back in a bun, if you have a fringe, bangs were all the rage in that era, think pin up girl.

The most important piece for the 40’s look and to keep you warm but looking stylish through the winter months is a coat or jacket. Go for faux fur, this really was an expensive treat for all those ladies back in the 1940’s.