With that wartime look still a popular one (and having been for a couple of years now), it makes to produce a book all about it. That book is Fashion on the Ration: Style in the Second World War by Julie Summers.
Wartime fashion on the high street, courtesy of this rather bold 1940s-style Petite Floral Print Dress at Topshop.
In these austerity times, the wartime mantra of 'Make Do & Mend' rings as true now as it did in the 1940s. How appropriate then for the craftacular Cath Kidston to celebrate sewing with this Make Do & Mend Necklace.
Attention! Forties fashion doesn't have to mean exclusively floral frocks. This wonderful Peggy Dress from Deadly Is The Female is 40s style military chic for the descerning vintage girl.
Over five years since we first featured it (and yes, we were the first with it), that poster just keeps on appearing in different guises – the latest being this Keep Calm And Come In Doormat.
Yes, another variation of the Keep Calm and Carry On craze, which we thought had run out of steam by now. But we do actually like this particular design, which uses the original red and white on a mat sized at 43 x 73cm.
£23.50 is the price.
Next time you shirk away from your ever-growing pile of socks in dire need of darning, this cheerful little print should give you a gentle reminder to sit down and get stitching.
The Make Do and Mend print from Farouche embodies one of the most enduring sentiments of wartime Britain and, with our pockets feeling a little lighter of late, is as relevant now as it was back then. The simple cursive typography, finished with a simple needle motif and vintage-style border, is available with a mint green, peach or dove grey background.
The Make Do and Mend print is at a credit-crunch friendly price of $18 from the Farouche store on Etsy.