1947 Fashion Tips for Women

A couple of weekends ago at the Toronto Vintage Clothing & Antique Show I purchased two Vintage Chatelaine Magazines from a favorite vendor.

While browsing the June 1947 copy over coffee later on that day, I discovered a great feature called ‘Fashion Shorts‘. In this piece the magazine discusses fashion tips to make your June a fashionable success. These tips are wonderful insights into a time period of fashion that many of us love and I knew that I just had to share it with my readers. PLUS 1947 was a turning point in fashion with the ‘Dior’s New Look‘ making its way onto the runways only a few months early.

So without further adieu lets begin!

1947 Fashion Tips for Women

1. Lovely the Bride (it is the June Magazine).

1947 Fashion Tips for Women

Perfect Example: Princess Elizabeth II and Philips November 1947 Wedding.

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Photo: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014.

2. Marquiesette Gowns are a must for the bride and her attendants.

1947 Fashion Tips for Women

What is Marquisette?

Marquisette is a sheer, lightweight mesh or net fabric with a leno weave.  It can be made from almost any fibre: silk, cotton, wool, rayon, nylon, polyester and a blend of any of the above.  It is used for dresses, curtains, and mosquito netting (Source).

Note: For a more detailed description please check out The Dreamstress blog post on this interesting fabric.

Now the below dress is not from 1947 but it is a beautiful example of a 1940s Marquisette gown,

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Source: Vintageous

3 & 4. You’ll want a striped cotton and Yellow in your wardrobe.

1947 Fashion Tips for Women

1940s Striped Cotton Day Dress
Source: Pinterest

1947 Fashion Tips for Women

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5 & 6. Order ribbons on a lapel are all the rage, and playsuits are not just for the wee ones.

1947 Fashion Tips for Women

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Source: Vintage Dancer

7 & 8. From work to play or sometimes just to play.

1947 Fashion Tips for Women

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Source: Pinterest

9. New York and its high style.

1947 Fashion Tips for Women

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Source: Pinterest

10 & 11. Bertha collars and influences from famous British salons.

1947 Fashion Tips for Women

Bertha Collar Examples.

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Source: Pinterest

A Norman Hartnell Gold tissue dress..wow!

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Source: Pinterest

12. Stay much cooler than the men with your pantaloon slip!

1947 Fashion Tips for Women

13. Peasant blouse & dirndls skirts for comfort and for formal occasions.

1947 Fashion Tips for Women

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Source: Pinterest

14. Beach Coat Time!

1947 Fashion Tips for Women

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Source: Vintage Patterns

15. Stocking Clocks ARE due for a comeback! Wait what are stocking clocks?

1947 Fashion Tips for Women

And there you have it, fashion tips from June 1947 Chatelaine.

Question Time: What was your favorite fashion tip stated above? Did you learn anything new about June 1947 fashions? Please share.

Liz

12 comments on “15 Fashion Tips from Chatelaine Magazine-June 1947”

  1. I own that Simplicity 2817, I need to make it summer 2017 now, I think!

    Also I need to own a beach coat or two. I didn’t make it to the beach this summer (I could literally go today, it’s 93F…) And I learned what stocking clocks are, I need a pair in blue.

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