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Fashion Silhouettes Coats Timeline 1940-49

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Fashion Silhouettes Coats - Timeline 1940-1949

By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com

Fashion Silhouettes Coats Timeline 1940 to 1950

For this webpage I have collated coat style images I have drawn and shown on individual year pages. These drawings are specifically of coats of the 1940s.  These coats range from 1940 -1949 left to bottom right and larger examples are available further down this page.

These coats range from 1940 -1949 left to bottom right and larger examples are available further down this page.

The 1940's shapes capture 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 the 40s all equally act as a source of inspiration for making your own drawings.  I have redrawn them in my own style then finally enhanced elements with computer software.  These silhouette costume drawings show just some of the coat silhouette body shape outlines found between 1940 and 1949 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 in coat styles.  As a result you can date a coat picture within a few years.  Each thumbnail below enlarges to produce an A4 print and is suitable for colouring in and producing timeline scenes, collage foundation guides or guidelines for amateur dramatics.

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 1940s fashion plates.

Fashion Silhouettes Timeline Drawings 1940-1949

Coats

You may use these 1940-1949 fashion history coat silhouettes 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 1940-1949 coat 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 1948 fashion plates.

© Copyright www.fashion-era.com 2009.

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You may use these 1940-1949 fashion history coat silhouettes 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 1940-1949 coat 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 1948 fashion plate

© 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.

Date added 1 July 2009 - Ref: P.726

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