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Fashion Silhouettes 1947 -  Timeline Drawings

By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com

Fashion Silhouettes 1947 - Timeline Drawings

For this webpage I have drawn a variety of 1947 garment shapes capturing the elements of silhouettes found in old magazines such as Le Petit Echo de la Mode, Butterick and McCall's pattern books of the day.  Costume drawings, magazine covers and fashion plates of 1947 all equally act as a source of inspiration for making your own drawings.  I have redrawn these fashions for 1947 my own style then finally enhanced elements with computer software.  These silhouette costume drawings show just some of the body shape outlines found in 1947 creating costume history detail which also makes them very useful when dating the line of vintage dress.

Like many costume enthusiasts, I sometimes need a basic costume history line image for a specific year.  These 1940's fashion illustrations should give you a clear understanding of the changing lines and variety of silhouettes.  As a result you can date a picture within a few years.  Each thumbnail enlarges to produce an A4 print and is suitable for colouring in and producing timeline scenes, collage foundation guides or guidelines for amateur dramatics.

You may use these 1947 fashion history silhouettes below in personal school or college class projects, but they must not be reproduced in printed book form matter, as greetings cards, gift wrap etc., or as part of any electronic material such as a CD, DVD, TV show, videos, YouTube item, ebooks, websites or similar.  You are reading an original 1947 fashion silhouette page drawn by Pauline Weston Thomas for www.fashion-era.com 2009 ©.

In 1947 a revolutionary new fashion style dubbed the New Look by the press thrust fashion designer Christian Dior into the headlines. Styles began to change silhouette as skirts lengthened and increased in volume or became long slim line columns. This set the silhouette style trends for the next ten years.

My original detailed text information on the 1940s can be found in the main section in Utility Clothing and  there are many more 1940s images including the 1949 fashion plates.

1947 Fashion Silhouettes

Fashion Silhouettes Timeline Drawings 1947

You may use these 1947 fashion history silhouettes below in personal school or college class projects, but they must not be reproduced in printed book form matter, as greetings cards, gift wrap etc., or as part of any electronic material such as a CD, DVD, TV show, videos, YouTube item, ebooks, websites or similar.  You are reading an original 1947 fashion silhouette page drawn by Pauline Weston Thomas for www.fashion-era.com 2009-2013 ©.

© Copyright www.fashion-era.com 2009.

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Dress - 1947 fashion history silhouette - colouring-in picture Evening Dress - 1947 fashion history silhouette - colouring-in picture Off Shoulder Evening Dress - 1947 fashion history silhouette - colouring-in picture New Look Evening Dress - 1947 fashion history silhouette - colouring-in picture

You may use these 1947 fashion history silhouettes below in personal school or college class projects, but they must not be reproduced in printed book form matter, as greetings cards, gift wrap etc., or as part of any electronic material such as a CD, DVD, TV show, videos, YouTube item, ebooks, websites or similar.  You are reading an original 1947 fashion silhouette page drawn by Pauline Weston Thomas for www.fashion-era.com 2009-2013 ©.

My original detailed text information on the 1940s can be found in the main section in Utility Clothing and  there are many more 1940s images including the 1949 fashion plates.

© Copyright www.fashion-era.com 2009.

Later this year these images will appear in a more convenient offline storage format in a fashion-era PDF format and available for sale here.

Click thumbnails to create A4 enlargements.
 

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Date added 1 July 2009 - Ref: P.723

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