The 1940s were an era of no nonsense glamour. Take a page from hardworking wartime ladies with leather bomber jackets, a high waisted skirt, and a luxurious silk jumpsuit, plus a men’s jacket! These designs are from the October 2010 issue of Burda Style magazine.
Update a classic silky blouse with pleated breast pockets. This is a great silhouette for fabrics with some drape. Tuck it into a 1940s inspired skirt for a modern touch.
A silk satin jumpsuit takes the workman style for a glamorous spin. This style has lots of great details, like buttoned breast pockets, hip pockets, and belt loops, buttoned cuffs at the wrist and ankle. Pair this slinky one piece with a canvas belt to show off the waist and a bright red lip for vintage flair.
A well-fitting A-line skirt is just as feminine as a tight pencil silhouette. This style has a nipped in waist that you can belt to show off your waist. Get a sharp look with a crisp white blouse, heeled oxfords, and a military canvas belt.
Cozy up in this relaxed velour jacket with extra wide lapels and a soft sash. More structured than a duster but more casual than a blazer, this jacket is so versatile and warm
This smart Double Breasted Jacket has on trend menswear style with its double breasted silhouette. Pick antique buttons for the front and cuffs for a girlier touch.
These Pants make a statement with just a few well placed details. A leather insert at the ankle catches the eye, and the unique shape is fun to wear. Pants are fitted with a buttoned cuffs and no waistband, plus front and back pockets.
Keep him warm and dry against all the elements in this rugged Barbour Jacket. This jacket has so many great details, like belted cuffs, lots of pockets, shoulder tabs, and an elasticated waist. Stretch your skills with this all-terrain jacket!
A luxurious Lambskin Jacket has masculine appeal that looks great toughening up a vintage dress or flirty skirt. This is an heirloom piece to last for years!
Layering up against the cold is a great reason to try out a new shape or fabric. These designs have timeless luxury, so set them off with a retro hairstyle or some red lipstick!