Style throughout the Decades: Our Inspiration

Our new collection is on its way, and we're celebrating by bringing you a short history of popular fashion trends. From the 1930s to 1950s, these were the top styles.


Hollywood was booming in the 30s and had a huge influence on the fashion industry. Starts like Ginger Rogers and Judy Garland led the way, encouraging women to wear everything from silky tap pants to fringed tops. 

Ginger Rogers in her tap pants

Menswear had started to seep into women's wardrobes, and actresses like Marlene Dietrich fought gender norms by wearing traditionally male tailoring.

Marlene Dietrich

Our Reproductions

The 'Ginger' tap pant

The 'Polly' waistcoat



The 1940s were shaped by world war two, with fabric shortages and manual jobs leading to practical clothing. 
Emma's Great Grandma Edna
Dungaree style trousers kept the mud off of land girls, while short sleeved jumpers required less yarn and made hands-on jobs easier.

Our Reproductions

The 'Isabella' short-sleeved jumper

We will also be launching a land-girl style dungaree trouser in our pre-spring drop. Set your alarm for 6pm on the 25th of February to get your hands on the new pieces!


Feminine silhouettes ruled the 50s and a post-war positive outlook meant that dressing for fun was back. Full skirts and nipped-in waists were everywhere.

Leanne's Granny Rosie

Round collars were adorned with ruffles or embroidery for added detail. Fabric supplies were on the rise again, which allowed for frivolous details.

Emma's Great Grandma Edna

Our Reproductions

The 'Rosie' skirt

The 'Edna' blouse


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Rose’s Wardrobe was founded by Emma and Leanne after both having over 12 years of experience between them working in high street, vintage inspired, and fashion supplier backgrounds. The inspiration from Rose’s Wardrobe derived from Emma and Leanne’s muses - their grandmas and great grandma - Patricia, Edna, and Rose. The aim is to produce replicas of the beautiful clothes their grandmas wore, using colours, styles and prints from the 1940’s through to the 1960’s. Anna joined our team this year as our brand assistant. She is a recent fashion graduate and helps out with everything from social media to sewing. You can connect with Rose’s Wardrobe on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest. Have a look at where Rose’s Wardrobe will be here. Read our sustainability statement. Or, shop the collection