Despite the mayhem caused by the World War II, the 1940’s still managed to set a milestone for the fashion industry. It was an era of the pioneering fashion trends and new silhouettes, and many of those trends are still considered today. Here is a list of the greatest icons of the 1940 fashion who paved the way for the fashion in the fifties.

  1. Christian Dior

When it comes to the 1940’s fashion, the outstanding silhouette of Christian Dior rejuvenated the post-war fashion style of women and revived the fashion industry in some regions of France as well. The ensemble included full elegant skirts, waist-cinching jackets. It was actually Dior’s first and became the ‘New Look’ for the eternity.

  1. Ava Gardner

Ava Gardener was one of the most beautiful and successful actresses of that era. We remember a glimpse of her when he showcased the graceful value of a belted waist and a stylish neckerchief in the 1944.

  1. Bette Davis

She was a genuine 1940’s fashion look. We remember how Bette Davis flaunted her blue gown in 1943 and wearing red color on her lips.

  1. Doris Day

Doris Day is one of the finer evidences on how to work on a nautical trend on the shooting of a 1948 movie called ‘Romance On The High Seas’. The trend of draping the blazer over one’s shoulder never goes out of style.

  1. Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth had a knack to embrace this unique style which bore a pair of wide-legged trousers and monochrome flats in 1940. You can add this look to your work wardrobe too.

  1. Katharine Hepburn

On the set of The Philadelphia Story in the 1940s, Katharine embraced a gingham dress and cinched-in waist. The ensemble bore a Peter Pan collar which was a popular trend back then, and people still wear it today.

  1. Joan Crawford

Joan had a knack to excel the fashion in the forties every time, with his floral prints and some jewels to complement with the ensemble.

  1. Grace Kelly

Princess Grace of Monaco always looked flawlessly chic even when she was a teen model back in 1947.

  1. Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers often nailed the look effortlessly by donning a wide-brimmed hat and a graceful skirt back in 1942.

  1. Barbara Stanwyck

Stanwyck was known for her uber-embellishment and flashy cocktail jewels that made her define the look of a complete screen goddess back in 1941, along with a curl that complemented her beauty.