The 1940s was a magical time for women’s dress fashion. Gathered detailing was very common during this era and for good reason. Not only did gathers serve a decorative purpose, but they also hid imperfections and defined the waist line.
What makes this era of fashion so flattering is the gathering above and below the bust line. This gives the illusion of an enhanced bust while also offering a balanced out look that nicely hides any unfavorable parts.
In our latest collection, Victory Floral, there are several 40s-inspired pretties to choose from. I love the true to the era shirring and ultra feminine gathered details. My favorite style of this collection has to be the Jenny Short Sleeve for those reasons!
I love this silhouette and I’m so thrilled to see this style made a return in a full length! The softness and stretchy feel of this knit makes for such a comfortable fit. You get that vintage inspired silhouette with balance of modern day comfort. For more ultra retro dress styles, check out our dresses category or stop in one of our Uptown or Downtown dress locations!