I spend a lot of time online looking for great vintage inspired clothing. Right now fashions from the 1940′s are hot! Here is a collection of a few of my favorite shops that carry mostly new vintage style 1940′s dresses.
1940s Dresses for Sale
ChicStar.com A fan favorite site for 40′s inspired dresses is ChicStar. Their dresses are so affordable I usually buy two for the price of one elsewhere. While there isn’t a clear “label” for 1940′s dresses they mostly carry pin up dresses also known as wiggle dresses. These are the late 1940′s inspired dresses that became even more popular in the 1950′s and 1960′s. The 1940′s Womens dresses shop shows you which Chicstar dresses are in the 1940′s style.
www.shabbyapple.com Very nice vintage 40′s and 50′s inspired designs. Charming names for each dress and collection. They have 40′s swing dresses, pencil dresses, skirts, blouses and swimsuits too. Modest designs for modest vintage forties fashion lovers.
www.babygirlboutique.com Retro Dresses – The Dress Shop for Retro, Rockabilly, Pin Up, Swing, Indie, Vintage Reproduction and Designer Dresses! Many stylish new 1940s dresses from a variety of brands online. Prices are mostly cheap too. Quality depends on the brand. They offer free shipping on USA orders over $50 and frequent sales for email list subscribers.
Pinupdresses.com Since the pin up revolution started in the 1940′s I am a little surprised they don’t have more 1940s dresses. However the ones they do show are supper cute and classy. Also many dresses are in plus sizes.
Revampvintage.com Unique, nearly one of a kind, 1940′s reproduction dresses, suits, swimsuits, blouses and skirts. Not cheap but worth every penny. Patterns are limited editions so check back often for the latest designs.
UniqueVintage.com- The cream of the crop when it comes to form fitting 40′s pencil dresses are Stop Starring Dresses available at UV. The best part is no matter what your size these dresses are made to make you look good. I own several and can’t wait to buy my next one. Some designs come in plus size 40′s dresses too.
Unique Vintage also carries a variety of brands that are more classic 1940′s A-line dresses. Many have a patriotic red, white, and blue theme which are great for WW2 memorial themed events and 4th of July day.
www.propervintageclothing.com A small but very authentic collection for real vintage 1940′s clothing. Prices are reasonable and new stock is added often. Worth bookmarking and checking back regularly.
www.bluevelvetvintage.com One of my new favorite vintage clothing sites. Lots of great finds from many different eras.The 1940′s dresses are simple and fun- just what a 40′s dress should be. They are starting to carry reproduction dress too.
Vintagedancer.com – 1940′s Clothing Shops Well now I couldn’t complete this list without adding my own site. I spend hours a day looking for the best 1940′s fashions to add to the shopping page. Take a look below and find what you need:
#10 shop. What is your favorite 1940′s shop? Did I leave one out? Leave a comment below.
Do you want more to see more stores that carry 1940′s clothing. How about 160 of them? You can get the whole list in my 1940′s Style Guide ebook. Pick up a copy today and you won’t have to spend another minute searching the web.