1940s hairstyles

We have pictures of 1940's hairstyles and clothes along with informative articles to help you with your investigation into this time period.

Leonardo is looking rather grown up and distinguished here compared to his rather boyish looks of the past.

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He has the vintage 1940's thing going on with his slicked back style and black suit and tie. His side part is defined and a focal point of the style.

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David Beckham is looking as handsome as ever as he and H&M introduce Bodywear in New York City on February 1, 2014!

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The event was a special meet the fans affair at the H&M store in Times Square. It was a chance for fans to decide how much clothing this celebrity would wear for a Super Bowl commercial.

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This is quite the unique scene here in 1950 showing what looks to be a double wedding or possibly a renewal of wedding vows.

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We have two couples standing at the center dressed in long gowns that are not white and holding big bouquets of flowers. The women are next to each other and the men are at their sides and they are surrounded by a large party of ladies also holding flowers. This is staged like a wedding photo with two rows of folks and some are standing in the rear while those in the front are sitting. Their ages vary from about 20's to 50's. The gals are sporting typical hairdos of this decade with most being short and curled. Early in the 50's the styles were still usually following the trends from the 1940's which showcased Victory Rolls and cascading curls.

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It's so fun to look at these old photographs. It looks like a brother and sister are standing outside in front of a forest posing for this shot.

1940's Kids

The girl is wearing tattered clothes. These are probably considered play clothes. Her jeans have holes at the knees. She has a simple ponytail to make playing easier and her bangs are chopped straight across and no doubt her mom cut her hair. The sides of her locks are sticking straight out which matches her messy look. Her coat is buttoned with the buttons going into the wrong holes. Did you ever do that as a kid?

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These two love birds must have been at a Christmas party because I spy a candy pin on her dress.

1940's couple

The young man has a Clark Gable-like haircut that was typical of that era with a side part and combed up and over bangs. The sides are short and hair products provide a slicked back wet look. He is wearing a tweed suit with white shirt and plaid necktie. Folks generally dressed up semi formal for parties and occasions.

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