Just to give you a few tips on women's style in that decade, Ava Gardner and Katharine Hepburn epitomized the classic and timeless look that the forties are known for.
Key 1940s pieces for Ladies:
- Straight, knee length skirt
- Smart jacket with padded shoulders and a tapered waist
- Low-heeled canvas shoes. Leather was being rationed so canvas shoes were popular.
- A veiled hat
- White gloves
- An alligator handbag
Look at 1940s film clips and vintage clothing online to give you an idea of fashion in the forties. Try eBay or local charity shops for a bargain.