1940s Vintage Hats from Women’s Weekly Australia

Today’s feature from the wonderful Women’s Weekly Australia archives are all focused on hats! Oh, how I do wish women still wore hats! These Autumn hats are all so so wonderful!

Vintage 1940s Hats

Vintage magazines and catalogs are a wonderful resource for learning more about vintage! I love that these have descriptions of each hat and the name of the style of hat.

Pancake Beret (purple with green bows and flowers), Pillbox with “Snood” of Velvet Ribbons, A Double Beret…

Oh, I just realized the last picture is actually for summer hats. Australia is in the other hemisphere and these are from a November issue. Oops! Although, I do think these felt/wool hats would have been quite all right to wear in the Fall.

Vintage 1944 Autumn Hats

Vintage 1944 Autumn Hats

Image Credits: Women’s Weekly Australia

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1939 Vintage Beach Fashion from Women’s Weekly Australia

Oh my goodness! You guys! Pinterest has struck again and I just came across these wonderful summer and beach fashions from 1939! The late 1930s is one of my favorite periods for vintage fashion, so what a treat to find an entire archive of Australia’s Women’s Weekly magazine online! (link below)

Vintage Summer and Beach Fashion from 1939

These “Prints from Polynesia” are just gorgeous! I love the red and blue “Oui-Oui Shells” two piece ensemble! I would wear this look in a heartbeat. The white linen print two halter and skirt outfit is also wonderful! Here are a bunch more beach and summer fashions from the late 30s!

Vintage Summer and Beach Fashion from 1939
Vintage Summer and Beach Fashion from 1939

The red off shoulder bathing suit is my favorite from this page. Seems really fancy for the beach and to go swimming in…although, I’m not much of a swim in the ocean kind of girl. I’m definitely more of a lounger on a beach blanket with giant sunglasses, an umbrella, and 100 SPF sunblock!

All images from: Women’s Weekly Australia Archives and can be found more on Pinterest, here, here, and here

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1942 Vintage Daywear from Women’s Weekly Australia

The early 1940s (and the late 1930s) are some of my favorite periods for fashion. I love seeing fancy vintage evening and formalwear but really, my heart really goes pitter patter seeing what women wore to go about their daily lives. These wonderful images are from The Australian Womens Weekly magazine.

Vintage 1942 daywear fashion

What I adore about these styles is that this is what women wore to do their chores! Nowadays we mostly just go about our day looking like slobs, especially if it’s a day of gardening, laundry, or other things where we have to get our hands dirty.

Even when doing these things, I try to “dress up” a little. Usually by wearing a cotton shirt dress or a vintage cotton skirt and a t-shirt with the sleeves rolled up. I really ought to incorporate the scarf around my hair though!

Vintage 1942 Daywear Fashion-1

Vintage 1942 Daywear Fashion-1-2

Image credits: Women’s Weekly Australia (1942)

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