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What do I wear for a 1948 dress up day?

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Hulababy Fri 05-Sep-08 17:57:10

Just realised. i now help out two das a week at DD's school, which means that I am also at school on the 60th birthday celebrations.

So, I need a 1948 outfit too!

What do I go for?

Help! please

GrimmaTheNome Fri 05-Sep-08 18:01:18

Clothes rationing was still on. So something about 6 years old with a slightly holey cardi, I would think.

Hulababy Fri 05-Sep-08 20:11:33

Oh, fancied something all feminine and pretty.

Hulababy Sun 07-Sep-08 21:28:50

bump - I am really struggling!

janeite Sun 07-Sep-08 21:30:47

here with red lipstick and Mary janes.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 07-Sep-08 21:41:33

Click on "getting the look" here

Hulababy Sun 07-Sep-08 21:44:40

Not sure I can manage a coat all day!

Thanks for link. Going to explore some of the recommended suppliers.

I haven't even thought of shoes, bag and hair yet - eek!

Have't sorted 6y DD ut either.

DisasterArea Sun 07-Sep-08 21:47:26

NHS was born in 1948 - go as a nurse

Hulababy Sun 07-Sep-08 21:48:03

What would a 1948 NHS nurse look like?

janeite Mon 08-Sep-08 17:35:47

No need for a coat; that just gives you an impression of the shapes: so, a below the knee very slightly flared skirt and a fitted jacket; very fitted at the waist was the main look I think.

real people

Hair worn in pin curls or rolled at the front into a sort of quiff with padding.

I LOVE fancy dress and am very jealous!

Dragonbutter Mon 08-Sep-08 17:38:14

I started a thread about 1940s style recently. i can link you if you like.
I got lovely shirt dress from Oli and they have a few new things in there catalogue that would do.

there's also a youtube video on how to do you hair.

i'll link the thread with all this info. wait there.

Dragonbutter Mon 08-Sep-08 17:38:59

style me 1940s

Hulababy Mon 08-Sep-08 18:12:09

Thansk all.

I now have a dress - a genuine one from the rght year to. A friend's mum had some of her mum's clothes. The dress is very floral, big white v collar and I have a blue 1940s belt for the waist. I even have a photo of her mum wearing it in 1947/1948! It isnt as smart or glam as those in the links though, lol - but it is truely genuine!

I just need to sort accesories and hair now.

pushchair Mon 08-Sep-08 18:15:59

Saw parents [the women anyway]grin with hair tied up in headscarf if styling proves a problem.

Hulababy Mon 08-Sep-08 18:17:10

I may need to go that route! Or a wig!

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