Everything You Need to Know About 1940s Fashion | Lindy Bop

Welcome to 1940s fashion! In the WW2 era, dresses became more practical and hemlines shortened to save fabric. Necklines were modest, and frivolous embellishments and trims were reduced or removed. Structured shoulders nipped in waists, and A-line skirts feature heavily in our 1940s dresses. Our popular ‘Bretta’ is a flattering short-sleeved tea dress in chiffon fabric with a tie belt. ‘Kody’ is a shirtwaist day dress with a flared skirt. These 40s style dresses are flattering to all body shapes and comfortable to wear while exhibiting simple, classic style.


1940s fashion calls for a classic tea dress. Give Serena Joy a 2019 update in our ‘Juliet’ Teal Tea Dress (£35.00). Made from stretch crepe fabric, and designed for a comfortable fit, our ‘Juliet’ tea dress is the classic tea dress your wardrobe wants and needs. Sweet keyhole detail to the bust and back, along with twin button fastening to the rear make this otherwise block colour number stand out from the crowd.


A new style to Lindy Bop for S/S’19, our ‘Bria’ tea dress is on the beam and on-trend. Key features include button detail to the bodice, perfect for any breastfeeding mothers, and an ease pleat to the back for comfort and movement. From pastel cornflower blue and champagne pink to fun western prints, there’s a ‘Bria’ for everyone. As far as 40s style dresses go, this one is on our payday wishlist.


We can’t be held responsible for how quickly this stunning print in our bestselling style will sell out. New for S/S’19, you’ll catch us buzzing about this honeybee print all summer long. Forget saving your bucks for a rainy day, brighten up your wardrobe with some 1940s fashion and grab this steal of a dress now! Simply search ‘Bretta’ Honey Bee Print Tea Dress. Love our bee prints? Check out more, here.


From flutter cap sleeves to the dancing butterfly print, fly away in style in our ‘Kody’ Lavender Butterfly Print Tea Dress. An elasticated waistband, and flared skirt nips you in, and gives shape creating a faux hourglass silhouette without the corset restriction of previous decades. If you’re thinking about dipping your toe into the water of 40s style dresses, start with ‘Kody’.


Turntables and heads in our ‘Tally Mae’ Timeless Mid-Century Shirt Dress in Sage Green Chiffon; with a detachable brown belt buckle and oversized necktie, you can style this dress, your way. If sage green isn’t your pick of the bunch, why not opt for our soft blue option? In beautiful lightweight chiffon fabric this style is 1940s fashion winner!

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