The Best 1940′s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple

I just love that 1940′s style dresses are back in fashion. Even better is how modern designers are mixing both old and new styles into something fresh for us modern consumers. At Shabby Apple the designers have come up with some amazing dresses, swimsuits and even some vintage style jewelry.  Their whole line is a blend of 40′s, 50′s and 60′s dress styles.  Today I wanted to feature some of my favorite 1940′s inspired dresses. Take a look and you’ll see why this is one vintage modern designer to keep an eye on.

1940′s Vintage Inspired Dresses

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
The El Capitan dress from the Yosemite collection features a peplum bodice, cap sleeves and pencil skirt in a Navy Blue cotton/spandex materiel. Designed to flatter your curves. A Similar dress is Jacob’s Pillow in the Berkshires collection. Polka dots, peplum waist, cap sleeves-it’s very vintage.


The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple

The Ponderosa dress from the Yosemite collection has a gathering at the waist and gently puffed banded half sleeves that are very 1940′s in style. The Plaid pattern was also a popular choice in the 40′s. If you love these sleeves check out the Sandstone and the Mt. Greylock in the Berkshires collection.


The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
The Carnival dress from the Carousel collection is patriotic with it’s Navy Blue fabric, wrap around a -line skirt and 3 white button detail. I love the elbow length sleeves too. Wear this to the next USO party!


The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple

The G. Cooper
from the 1943 collection combines fall pinstriped suit materiel with a classic 1940′s a-line shirt and fitted bodice. Love the button details too. It’s out of stock until fall 2011. I think it will be worth the wait!

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple

The La Noche Negra and the Sundance Kid are two dresses from the Baja collection that have a WW2 military feel. Puff sleeves, narrow bodice, and gold buttons all combine for a tasty 40′s flavor.


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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple

40′s Swimsuit



If you need a 1940′s style swimsuit then you’ll love these one piece beauties. Low legs, short tops with spaghetti straps and lots of gathers makes these near replicas of 1940′s swimsuits.

One of the great features of Shabby Apple is that if you order an item and it doesn’t fit they will gladly ship you another one for free. That’s a great comfort when shopping  online. So go for it. Find your next 1940′s inspired dress or swimsuit today.



Do you want to know more about fashions in the 1940′s? Pick up a copy of the 1940′s Style Guide ebook for a complete resource of what to wear and where to buy 1940′s clothing.

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Baking Invitational Dress from ModCloth

$79.99

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Vintage Dancer Dress from ModCloth

$82.99

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Gimlet Girl Dress from ModCloth

$139.99

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Pretty Impromptu Dress from ModCloth

$189.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Beige & Black Airline WW2 Swing Dress

$82.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Cerise to the Occasion Dress from ModCloth

$159.99

Buy at: ModCloth

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Stop Staring 1940s Style Black & White Striped Gwen Wiggle Dress

$158.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Delight Me Dress from ModCloth

$89.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Hepcat Dress in Black Licorice from ModCloth

$49.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

ASOS Swing Dress With Contrast Collar

$37.63

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

First Stop, Style! Dress from ModCloth

$169.99

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Surprise Sunset Dress from ModCloth

$99.99

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Maroon Afternoon Dress from ModCloth

$59.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

You Totally Rockabilly Jumper from ModCloth

$84.99

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SALE! 1940s Style Navy Blue & Red Bombshell Wiggle Dress

$124.00

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Trollied Dolly Skater Dress In Dragonfly Print

$46.09

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Jukebox DJ Jumper from ModCloth

$89.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

About the Artist Dress from ModCloth

$54.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

1940's Style Stop Staring White & Red Dot Dashing Wiggle Dress

$150.00

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Juice You and Me Dress from ModCloth

$79.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Red & Black Short Sleeve Love Day Dress

$86.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Envision Success Dress from ModCloth

$77.99

Buy at: ModCloth

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Stop Staring Eggplant Fitted Timeless Wiggle Dress

$166.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Demure All I Want Dress in Noir from ModCloth

$104.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

QUEEN OF HEARTZ 1940's Style Black Divine Georgette Swing Dress With Cameo Brooch- XS to 3X

$134.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Luxury Craft Dress from ModCloth

$104.99

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Stop Staring 1940s Style Black & Pink Lace Jennifer Swing Dress

$170.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

About the Artist Dress in Red from ModCloth

$37.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Audrey's Top of the A-line Dress in Lace from ModCloth

$74.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Shirt-Waist Dress with Sash

$49.99

Buy at: Old Pueblo Traders

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BEST SELLER! Stop Staring 1940's Style Navy & Ivory Railene Dress - S to 3X

$150.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

1940's Style Stop Staring Grey Metallic Tara Wiggle Dress

$158.00

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

1940's Style Stop Staring Black & White Polka Dot Cherry Gathered Glam Wiggle Dress

$154.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Masterful Monologue Dress from ModCloth

$157.99

Buy at: ModCloth

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Humbly Haute Dress from ModCloth

$94.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

About the Artist Dress in Navy from ModCloth

$54.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Work with Me Dress from ModCloth

$54.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

1940's Style Stop Staring Red Open Back Jenna Pin Up Dress

$166.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

1940's Style Stop Staring Tan Hazel Keyhole Wiggle Dress

$166.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Lolita Girl Black Veronica Sexy 40s Dresses

$103.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

All That and Demure Dress in Midnight from ModCloth

$94.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

SALE! Stop Staring! 1940s Style Super Fox Wiggle Dress

$174.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

SALE! Stop Staring! 1940s Stye Red Havana Wiggle Dress

$150.00

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Live A Little Women's Belted Shirt Dress

$32.99

Buy at: Overstock.com

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Stop Staring! 1940s Style Black Billion Dollar Baby Wiggle Dress

$162.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Stop Staring! 1940s Style Red Billion Dollar Baby Wiggle Dress

$162.00

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

SALE! Stop Staring! 1940s Style Rosey Pink Fitted Day Dress

$162.00

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Stop Staring! 1940s Style Green Holly Dress

$166.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

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Stop Staring! 1940s Style Red Rouge Dress

$166.00

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Stop Staring! 1940s Style Forest Green & Black Railene Dress

$158.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Star Studded Performance Dress from ModCloth

$99.99

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Author Outings Dress in Green from ModCloth

$79.99

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About the Artist Dress in Black and White from ModCloth

$54.99

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1940s Style Black Cherry Dollface Wiggle Dress

$76.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

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Stop Staring! 1940s Style Navy Billion Dollar Baby Wiggle Dress

$162.00

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Unique Vintage Black & White Houndstooth 1940s Wiggle Dress

$98.00

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1940's Style Heartbreaker Wild Leopard Knotty Dress

$70.00

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Stop Staring! 1940s Style Dusty Rose Halter Elegance Wiggle Dress

$166.00

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Just Bow With It Dress from ModCloth

$49.99

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Waltz on a Whim Dress in Polka Dots from ModCloth

$109.99

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Excellent Rapport Dress from ModCloth

$54.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Travel's Easy Shirt Dress

$39.99

Buy at: bedfordfair.com

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No Dot about It Dress from ModCloth

$52.99

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Come As You Aura Dress from ModCloth

$82.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Polka dot shirt dress

£30.00

Buy at: Debenhams

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Cute Clipper Sailor Dress from ModCloth

$104.99

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Skip to My Louvre Nautical Dress from ModCloth

$89.99

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Have Fun, Will Travel 1940s Apron Dress

$89.99

Buy at: ModCloth

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

1940s Style Navy Charlie Pencil Jumper

$84.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Charmingly Feminine Mock Dress

$49.99

Buy at: bedfordfair.com

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Detail Ornamented Dress from ModCloth

$54.99

Buy at: ModCloth

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Butterfly print button front dress

£29.00

Buy at: Debenhams

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Pretty on the Park Bench Dress in Dots from ModCloth

$89.99

Buy at: ModCloth

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Believe It or Dot Dress from ModCloth

$69.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Fond Voyage Dress from ModCloth

$94.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Offbeat Official Dress from ModCloth

$65.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Taos Tour Dress from ModCloth

$99.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Geometry Guru Dress from ModCloth

$77.99

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Fateful Timing Dress from ModCloth

$72.99

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Steel Guitar the Show Dress from ModCloth

$89.99

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About the Artist Dress in Navy Dots from ModCloth

$54.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Azure Enough Dress from ModCloth

$94.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Savvy Sailor Dress from ModCloth

$69.99

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Up, Opera, and Away Dress in Cream from ModCloth

$169.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Start-Up Star Dress from ModCloth

$139.99

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An Enchanted Evening Dress in Woodblock from ModCloth

$89.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Ornithology Expertise Dress from ModCloth

$99.99

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Journey to the Mast Dress in Navy from ModCloth

$94.99

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Stop Staring! 1940s Style Pink Fitted Timeless Wiggle Dress

$166.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

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SALE! Stop Staring! 1940s Style Red Lovespell One Shoulder Dress

$150.00

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

1940s Style Orange Leopard Lovely Faux Wrap Dress

$148.00

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

1940s Style Black & White Pinstripe Maria Wiggle Dress

$78.00

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Stop Staring! 1940s Houndstooth Paige Halter Fitted Wiggle Dress

$150.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Stop Staring! 1940s Navy & Red Dot Love Wiggle Dress

$166.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Swing Dance-a-Thon Dress from ModCloth

$54.99

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The Best 1940s Vintage Inspired Dresses from Shabby Apple
 

Brand New Bookstore Dress from ModCloth

$124.99

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About Debbie Sessions

Debbie Sessions is passionate about wearing history through fashion. She and her husband, Oscar, have turned their hobby into a career by teaching others how to re-create vintage style with affordable new vintage inspired clothing and accessories. We connect shoppers to the best vintage inspired clothing, shoes and accessories to buy online making VintageDancer a great place to start your shopping. When not working Debbie and Oscar enjoy living in their vintage 1920's house and raising their new baby girl in Reno, Nevada, USA

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