Keeping Warm “Bomb Girls” Style
If your reading my blog then you know that my Favorite show Canadian show ”Bomb Girls” has started its second season and that I’m currently watching it in real-time (aka not recording it and watching it months later). Now I won’t give away any plotlines or things like that because I know that many of you have not seen the show yet BUT I do want to share some pictures of the warm and cozy winter ”outerwear” clothes that have been making an appearance on the show and maybe inspire you to “1940s/Bomb Girls” your winter outerwear wardrobe up a bit.
(photo’s courtesy of bomb girls Facebook page)
I love this Jacket and the fur collar (which does not have to be real FYI if you’re recreating looks) a lot and might need to find a place for this in my home. Time for some shopping on Etsy or at my local vintage shops! For some modern shopping, Slice network just did a blog post on where you can buy a similar look if you wish to check out their blog.
Note…So while looking for said jacket I found a lovely blog called “Butterflies and Daisys Vintage” and she has posted family pictures from the 40′s. There is an amazing photo 3 down that reminds so much of the jacket that Gladys is wearing in this picture. Do you agree?
Love the mixing of the colours.
The medium brim red felt hat that Vera is wearing is spot on 1940′s correct. As for the boots I know Galoshes were popular as they could be worn right over top of the shoes but I also found an ad for rubber boots (see below). I know Vera is not wearing rubber boots but the boots in the ad remind me of her boots in this picture a little bit.
Betty and Kate are wearing classic jackets with Kate (on the right), beautiful brown tailored jacket and beret being the easiest to be found in regular & vintage clothing stores.
Even in winter time some days are warmer than others and you can get away with slipping on a nice shorter tailored jacket over top of your 1940′s dresses as seen on Lorna. Notice the classic peplum styling at the bottom of the jacket which is key for a 1940′s look. Lucky for your Peplum is everywhere right now (if your buying “non vintage) so your going to get lucky. I also love the blues, so gorgeous.
Example: Here is a pic of me in November (sorry for the terrible iPhone pic) wearing the tailored jacket over my 1940′s reproduction Trashy Diva dress
Lastly, don’t be afraid even in winter to accessorize your head with a hat that is not a toque as the lovely ladies above have.
So there is some 1940′s winter outerwear inspiration for you to take with you when you go shopping either online or in stores. I know I’m inspired by all that colour going across my TV screen and I plan to visit my fav vintage shops and even some “regular” stores for colourful scarfs, hats and gloves to bring more glorious colour and style into my winter wardrobe. Will you be doing the same?