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Fashion Silhouette Suites -  Timeline 1940-1953

By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com

Fashion Silhouettes Suits Timeline 1940 to 1953

For this webpage I have collated outlines of fashion suit images that I have drawn and shown on individual year pages. These costume and two piece suit line drawings are specifically of suit styles throughout the 1940s up to 1953, and larger examples are further down this page. These suits range from 1940 to 1953 from top left to bottom right.

For this webpage I have drawn a variety of early 1940's 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.

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Costume drawings, magazine covers and fashion plates of 1940 to 1953 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 body shape outlines found between 1940 and 1953 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 suit styles.  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 1940-1953 fashion history suit 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 1940-1953 suit fashion silhouette page drawn by Pauline Weston Thomas for www.fashion-era.com 2009 ©.

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 1940-1953

Suits

You may use these 1940-1953 fashion history suit 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 1940-1953 suit 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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You may use these 1940-1953 fashion history suit 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 1940-1953 suit fashion silhouette page drawn by Pauline Weston Thomas for www.fashion-era.com 2009-2013 ©.

© 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.729

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