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Tenues Féminines des années 40

Tenues Féminines des années 40


Hello everyone and welcome to this new video presentation of… Hush, it’s my turn to talk. Okay… Here is. You’re going to cook me a steak, huh? Bleeding please. Thanks. Hello everyone, and welcome to this new outfits video presentation. Today, I’m going to present some French girl outfits from the 40’s. First of all, this video is only a base which will serve you to constitute your outfit. This is by no means a Bible that will save you the purchase of specialized magazines, books and even less to do research on the Internet. In the elements that you will discover, you will only see pictures of reenactment or cinema, you won’t see a photo of time. If you want, you will have to search for yourself! And you will realize that the Frenchwoman really had something else to do than to paint her face in front of the mirror all day long! If you are looking to design a 40s outfit yourself, you will find a link in the description that will take you to our friend’s channel “Leçon de Retro” (french channel). The clothes and accessories you will find here are a personal choice, and selected for you, to save you a video that would last two hours and would cost thousands of euros. You will be able to find all the elements that I present in the description, in the form of kit list with the corresponding timing. What you should not do Unfortunately, the clichés conveyed by the WW2 movies lead us to make mistakes. The films that have rocked our childhood are sometimes sources of errors in period costumes, which leads us to believe that some clothing existed under occupation when it was not. The lack of knowledge of this decade can also be a source of error, in fact we must not confuse 40’s, yéyé style or crazy years. Whether peas, dresses too short, recent sunglasses or shoes with patent stiletto heel, the set can very quickly lead to a ridiculous look and no representative of the fashion of the 40s. The long gloves were not or little represented on a daily basis and the beret sat on the heads of the schoolchildren rather than those of adult women. The extreme makeup and especially the eyeliner is not mandatory during this period of restriction, it’s better to be content with a little lipstick and mascara to remain good with period. As for the tattoo, although it’s a very old art, it’s not very widespread in the western population, and was rather reserved for sailors, convicts and girls of little virtue. As for the “pea” patterns, if it appeared on the Minnie Mouse skirt in 1928, it’s to flee when it’s as small as those visible on this stretch dress too modern to be a suitable evocation of a garment 40s. You will understand, besides being ridiculous, this outfit is not at all practical and suitable for climbing in a vintage vehicle. Workwear The woman at the time works in the factory, on the farm or in the fields. Stripes, checks and flowers are very common patterns, and the colors can be very bright, but the black remains mostly worn in the countryside. Natural materials are to favor, such as cotton and linen. Viscose has also existed since the end of the 19th century. As for the shoe, the sneaker remains the best way to combine comfort and historical compatibility. It was as well worn by men as women, since we can see in the photos of the Parisian resistance during liberation. This is a pair of sneakers from the 70s, quite compatible with the 40s, you can find them at flea market or on the Internet. Beware of the fancy patterns visible on recent sneakers. The blouses are simple, but cut to emphasize the silhouette. There are often pockets for the garment to be functional. The so-called “balloon” sleeves are very fashionable because they symbolize the emancipation of women through their work. Indeed, men being in combat or prisoners of war, they are the ones who replace them to make work the country. This model here has no buttons, it closes on the sides, and a belt is added to bend the waist and refine the silhouette. The blouse presented here is an original, found in private sale. Indeed, some Facebook groups and some sites may be a gold mine to find clothes of this period. Be careful however to reproductions that can be sold as real. City outfit The tailor knows a great success in the 40s. Being able to be united or with reasons, the women of the same family can share this set to go out in town or to go to an appointment. There is a testimony of a terrible dispute between two friends who bought a tailor for two and who failed to agree to which day in the week they could wear it. Flat lace-up shoes will complete any outfit from the 1940s. They must be made of natural leather with preferably rounded ends. This model is a model of the 50s but it corresponds very well to the fashion of the second war. Indeed, it’s during the 40s that the “derby” will become timeless and is still worn by a large number of women. You can opt for a small heel model but always favor the comfort so as not to feel stuck. The jacket is structured according to the fashion of the time. Buttons made of wood, glass, bakelite or fabric are the most common. The waist is curved and the shoulders are very marked, the silhouette being masculinizing during this period. This fashion of very structured shoulders is visible in all other outfits, be it dresses, blouses, etc. This is an original jacket. The shirt, this timeless garment, was also very fashionable during the occupation. Whether silk or cotton, balloon sleeves, Claudine collars decorated with lace and buttons in natural materials are preferred. This shirt is older than the 40s, but can be worn without restriction. Don’t hesitate to ask your grandmother to lend you one. The crepe skirt is straight and tight at the waist, but should not be slinky. The shapes tubes or, conversely, too flared, will appear only in the 50s. Go dig in the wardrobe mom to find a nice! Obviously, cotton, silk, wool crepe and viscose and all natural materials are allowed to fully complete her outfit 40s This is a current skirt 3 sides reproduction. Ball outfit You have in front of you an outfit that could be worn to go to the ball, to go to an appointment, to go to the cinema, etc. If women are predominantly rural in the 40s, it doesn’t prevent that the French woman has a great imagination to stay stylish during her outings. She doesn’t hesitate to collect curtains or tablecloths to make elegant toilets. The French fashion of the 40s is not frivolous, it’s even a way to resist the occupier, because through the elegance of women, it’s the prestige of France which continues to shine despite the defeat of 1940. Parisian stroll in the city perched on wooden wedge heels and their hair of the highest hats and bulkier possible to be visible ironically by the occupant. This model of shoes is a pump model typical of the 40s. We can see the rounded tip of the shoe, but also the heels so characteristic during the WW2. They are not very tall, but enough to both look, walk, or ride; cycling being the most common means of locomotion for the French during the occupation. You have here original shoes, which have been slightly modified: indeed, the iron at the front of the sole has been removed for better comfort. Evening dresses, although more elaborate, don’t escape the rules in force, as for other clothes: always favor natural materials or Jersey and viscose. If the Parisians radiated with clothes with multiple colors and patterns, the French was mostly dressed in black in most circumstances of his life. But a dark color doesn’t deprive the French girl of the countryside of certain attractions. Indeed, the black remains a classic color but that puts the silhouette in value. It slips down but the openings of the dresses were frequently positioned on the sides of the garment. In addition, the French girl could customize her dress, recover that of his own mother or that of his grandmother, change the cut, add a false collar Claudine, a brooch, lace, and pearls. The back of the dress is typical of an outfit of 40s with reworked shoulders and balloon sleeves as for the shirt and blouse previously presented. This type of folds visible on the pelvis could also embellish the hips of the French, the goal being to play with the volumes and cuts of clothing in order to make restrictive tissue more elegant, a commodity often complicated to have during occupation. Modern clothes that can be used in the 1940s Here is an outfit that can serve as a suitable evocation of a feminine silhouette of the 40s. This type of coat, the right cut and perfectly timeless, already existed during the World War 2. Once again, promote woolen and natural materials. This type of motive also existed at the time. This dress is a reproduction of Anglo-Saxon civil dress. The simple cut, the cloth belt and the balloon sleeves can be effective to start making a 40’s civilian outfit. Stockings were extremely difficult to find in times of restriction. Nevertheless, to avoid getting cold, women would knit big socks in gray or black wool. Gray wool socks can also be a good solution for those who want to hide a tattoo too modern. The tights don’t exist yet in the daily life of the French, women, when they can find stockings on the black market, use garter belts with three metal fasteners per leg. If you only have recent garter belts, don’t bother with it and favor the gray wool sock. The means to obtain stockings during the occupation were not always very moral. As for the color of the stockings, favor the colors flesh, powdered, natural or gray; the patterns and the black don’t exist yet in the wardrobe of the French woman. This rare commodity was sorely missed during the occupation, and women tried several techniques to replace them. Among others: the dyeing of the legs with an artisan self-tanner; or the pencil to draw the famous seam of the socks at the back of the leg. But these techniques were not always very effective… The bags The provision net was very common during the 40’s. The flea market is the best place where you can get it. You can also borrow the French model 1892 to your husband engaged in the French army, handy for carrying your belongings, and keep a memory of your husband prisoner, dead or injured. Here is a typical model of 40’s handbag, here is an original bag model of the time. Promote materials such as leather, crocodile, suede, wool or crochet, and avoid handbags varnished or plastic. Headgear The bibi of the modern pin-up is to be banished from your head if you really want to evoke the elegance of the 40s. As for the boater, he was not fashionable during the occupation, keep your straw hats for the “Belle Epoque” reenactment. The hair of the French is suffering the pangs of a diet too low in calories. So it was good to cover your hair with a turban. This made it possible to hide faded dyes, broken ends and damaged hair. In addition, this accessory was vital for the factory and field worker. The hat of the 40s is an art. The higher he is, the more handsome he is. It can be decorated with flowers and ribbons. It’s the very symbol of the “do it yourself” present in the daily life of the French under occupation, the turban being the hat with the most success at this time. It can be made at home with various recycled fabrics, and the person who makes it can put all its fantasy to personalize it. The hairstyles of the 1940s are complicated to redo, and require a lot of documentation, whether paper or audio-visual. The hair was permed and moreover, the shampoos already existed but they were much rarer in the daily life of the French. The “Victory Rolls” are a fashion from our friends from across the Atlantic, and were the typical hairstyle approached by women during the release, so anachronistic before June 1944. The French wore, when she could, a large sauerkraut permeated on the top of the skull, but keep her natural hair and comb them on the sides can be enough to evoke a hair very 40 years. The shoes To put on your shoes, don’t hesitate to rummage in your closets, some classics are still fashionable nowadays and already existed in the 40s. However, pay attention to popular beliefs: ballerinas and moccasins were not yet at the feet of the French at that time. Here are comparisons between real vintage shoes and modern shoes. Here you will have an original shoe on the left, and a reproduction on the right. We start again on the same diagram: original on the left, reproduction on the right. Here, the left shoe is a reproduction of the 40s, when the right one and an acceptable modern production. Wedge sandals and soles of wood were very fashionable during the 40s, so this shoe in modern reproduction is compatible with WW2 reconstitution. Here is what concludes this video presentation of women’s outfits, I hope you have enjoyed it. If so, don’t hesitate to leave a blue thumb, comment, subscribe and share this video. I want to thank Oni Zuka for her involvement in this video, and if you liked it, don’t hesitate to say in the comments to give Oni the desire to make an other in the future. Oni wanted to provide you with different links, you can find them in the description. As for me, I’ll meet you again soon for a new video review of airsoft guns, Denix replicas, uniform and VIP presentations! Bye! Directed by Neo035 and Oni Zuka With the help of Leçon de Rétro, Rubriqu’Aubrac and Marion DGL. Thanks to my tipers Florian, DerpyH, Chun, Vincent and Tommy


Reader Comments

  1. c'est cool que ça ne soit pas présenté par une femme à corps "cliché magazine" mais par une vraie humaine 🙂

  2. Perso, les femmes habillées en tenue militaire d'époque, je les trouve trop classe et trop belle 🙂 #PeggyCarter

  3. Intéressant pour agrémenter une reconstitution historique. Merci de l'initiative !
    Et une nouvelle vidéo ne sera pas de refus ! Que ce soit pour l'évocation guerrière du conflit selon les classes (si on travaille dans l'administratif ou dans les champs), le niveau social ou si la femme était au front ou non.

  4. Très intéressant, ça relève pas mal de choses que je savais pas sur les françaises de l'époque

  5. Exit Neo, vive Oni Zulka pour les présentation de réplique ! 😀
    Une vidéo bien intéressante en tout cas.

  6. Bonne vidéo, même si personnellement je ne pense pas me mettre à la reconstitution féminine… Mais ça change !!

  7. Super vidéo ! Le contexte est structurée et claire ! Tres instructif et qui remet en place les clichés qu'on peut trouver chez les personnes non documentées. Hate de voir une autre vidéo de ce genre ! 🙂 et bravo encore !

  8. Surper vidéo et sujet hyper intéressant trop peu aborder je trouve et c'est dommage en tout cas je trouve l'idée géniale

  9. Là au moins les femmes avaient du charisme à cette époque-là, loin des clones qu'on a aujourd'hui qui ne valent et ne se respectent même plus … (avant de venir gueuler, sachez que je sais qu'il reste toujours une belle minorité qui se démarque et que je ne classe pas toutes les femmes)

  10. Bravo ! C'est tellement rare et ça fait plaisir a voir ! Bien détaillé très instructif ! En espérant vous croiser à Sully 🙂

  11. Super !!! Toucher à quelques sujets diverses de la WW2, c’est vraiment une super idée. C’est fait vraiment plaisir de voir des vidéos de ce genre

  12. Merci Oni pour cette vidéo ! C'était très bien ! Et un pouce bleu bien mérité 😉
    Il y a matière à faire d'autres vidéos (WASP, WAAF, infirmière, et surement pleins d'autres) alors n'hésite pas ! Fonce ! 🙂

  13. Ah ! Au fait ! Est-ce que Néo a bien réussi ton steak ? 😉

  14. La vidéo est vraiment top ! J'ai une petite question, en 40 elle portait déjà des pantalons ou pas du tout ?

  15. Bonjour à tous amis passionnés par la 2nd guerre mondial est ce que vous pouvez me dire ce qu'il fallait faire pour obtenir la croix de fer 1er et 2nd classe Merci à ceux qui me répondront

  16. "Un village français", au top pour les fringues. Merci pour la vidéo, je bosse sur la robe de mariée des années 40 en France mais je n'ai pas ton charisme (ni de modèles à porter, juste des photos).

  17. J'adore les tenues anciennes tu pourrais en faire un sur les tenues des hommes pendant la seconde guerre mondiale stp

  18. Enfin une vidéo sur les tenues des femmes française ! Tellement compliquer à trouver pour ma part.
    J’aime beaucoup le concept de la vidéo mais j’ai une simple question… ou trouve tu toute ces jolie choses ?

  19. Hello c'est Oni ( Sonia en vrai !) ! le steak est parfait , merci pour vos encouragements , une vidéo traitant de l’hygiène et de la beauté durant les années 40 est dans les tuyaux ! Puis suivront peut-être des vidéos de présentation d'uniformes féminins si cela vous plait!

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