1940s and WW2



The 1940s was a hard decade for Britain recovering from WW2, with rationing still in place for materials which meant that clothing was scarce and many items were ‘make do and mend’. Fabric was in short supply, so garments were cut economically and skirts were not full.

Floral prints dominated the early 1940’s with skirt length below the knee and hair  elegantly styled.

RAF, Naval and Army Uniforms

A good choice of military wear is also available for army, RAF and navy, together with dungarees suitable for land army girls and wrap around aprons for war time tea ladies.


We have a good selection of floral print dresses and other 40’s wear in various sizes.

40s outfits for children

For children we have coats, jackets, caps, floral dresses, cardigans and gym slips suitable for evacuees for school dress-up days and events.

Individual outfits can be hired for Twinwood, Goodwood, Sheringham and other 40s re-enactment days.

All our costumes look authentic and are suitable for Dad’s Army, Allo Allo, South Pacific, Somewhere in England and The Sound of Music


Wonderful period style costumes for plays like L’Atalier (The Workroom) set in post war Paris


Land Army Girl style dungarees can be hired or made to measure for adults and children in sand, khaki or navy cotton, call 01908 372504 to place an order.  (please allow 2 weeks for delivery)

Goodwood Revival

Our costumes are excellent for wearing to the Goodwood Revival and Twinwood Festival and they are often used for 40s events at Pickering , Sheringham, Chatham Docks and Milton Keynes museum.

1940’s costumes flyer download