I haven’t done a vintage lookbook for ages now, so I decided to put together a 40s outfit inspired by the fabulous Carmen Miranda, who can’t have been dressed in frut-topped hats and exotic costumes all the time! I think she would have rocked a look like this, some chic wide legged trousers, a tropical print blouse and some great 40s accessories – what do you think?
Clockwise from top left:
- Vintage 1940s Mexican print blouse
- Sailor-style vintage 1940s wide leg trousers with red buttons
- Ankle-strap vintage 40s gold sandals
- Vintage 40s snakeskin clutch bag
Original photo of Carmen Miranda source and copyright: This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1963 and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the copyright was not renewed.