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Reel Talk: Lessons from the ‘30s and ‘40s

by Camille Juco and Zoe Laurente

From dress shapes to eyebrows, the skinny silhouette was the hottest trend of the decade.

Fashions of 1934 (1934)

Gilda (1946)

 

A look is never complete without a hat.

Fashions of 1934 (1934)

 

Morocco (1930)

 

Never underestimate the importance of body language.

It Happened One Night (1934)

 

Be direct with your intentions but discreet with your actions.

Morocco (1930)

 

A lady knows when to retreat and when to whip out her jungle reds.

The Women (1939)

 

Speaking of red… a pair of red shoes can be life changing.

The Wizard of Oz (1939) 
 The Red Shoes (1948)

 

The Movie List:

Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, The Red Shoes, The Women, Fashions of 1934, Meet Me in St. Louis, Gilda, Cover Girl, It Happened One Night, The Philadelphia Story, Citizen Kane, Morocco