Thursday, January 26, 2017

She Wore Flowers in Her Hair

What's the perfect finishing touch to those fabulous forties hairstyles?  A strategically placed flower of course!  Flowers adorning the hair were not just for the beach. Floral hair accessories became a fashion staple with day wear as well as evening wear. During the turbulent war years, they livened the spirit and boosted morale.

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Make Do & Mend Ideas from 1943 includes how to make a dark suit dashing with flowers.
Courtesy Tuppence Ha'Penny

For 59 cents you could purchase matching clip earrings to go with your hair accessory!
Catalog reprint courtesy

Hollywood stars embraced the floral hair accessory trend....

Joan Bennett

Gene Marshall
Courtesy Monolithic Studios

Betty Grable

Ann Sheridan

Costume credits:
Gene Marshall
Miss Marshall wears the pinstriped suit from Robert Tonner's Brenda Starr Collection. Fur is from miniature furrier PD Root. Gloves, scarf, brooch, and hair corsage are from The Couture Touch. Handbag is from Ashton Drake. To Have and To Hold Gene Marshall, enhanced with an articulated body from Integrity, is from Ashton Drake. Her 40's-style coif is from The Couture Touch. 

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