Celebrate with The Best of British Costume Theme. At a time when the country is in the midst of an intense push of patriotism due to the Jubilee, the Euro football and the Olympics, to name but three, today we mark the anniversary of a pinnacle of patriotic fervour – Winston Churchill’s ‘Finest Hour’ speech relating to the Battle of Britain in 1940. Of course in a normal year there are a number of 1940s commemorations occurring around now, and the start of the Queen’s reign came at the end of the period of austerity caused by the War. This, plus the fact that 1940s wartime is on the school National Curriculum means there is an upswing in demand for 1940s outfits. The problem is, as those of you who have searched the Internet will know, there are not the same multitude of sources for 40s outfits as there are for other eras. Here at Props & Frocks we have gradually built up a collection to help cater to the demand, but it helps if you can be a little realistic – it was not a particular glamorous era, for obvious reasons, and not everyone can be dashing WW II flying aces!
Take a look at all of our 1940′s costume ideas