1940s skirts fell to just below the knee in an A-line shape. Solid colors with no pockets or other details kept them simple during war times. Later skirts grew wider with more “swing” to them or tighter into the straight pencil shape. All styles were high waisted with a side zipper or buttons. In the summer, women loved to wear casual peasant skirts and blouses. Both plaid and polka dot skirts were popular prints. The jumper skirt– an A-line skirt with shoulder straps was a cross between a skirt and a dress and it was a favorite with young women. Vintage jumper skirts and suspender skirts are back in mainstream style this year, woohoo!
1940s style high waisted skirts are some of the most comfortable, feminine and flattering skirts you can wear today. For your everyday vintage inspired clothing or a costume for a 1940s theme event shop these 1940s style skirts. Add a 1940s blouse, belt and wedge shoes for an easy vintage ’40s style.
Learn about 1940s skirt fashion history before you shop.