Tips on how to dress like a 1940s Femme Fatale!
A while back I wrote an in-depth article about Femme Fatale depicted in 19th and 20th-century art focusing on literature and painting. In this, considerably lighter post, I would like to show you how to create a 1940s Femme Fatale look with original 1940s clothes as well as modern reproductions.
I don’t believe that there is one quintessential Femme Fatale look. Black seems to be always the preferred choice of colour for those trying to imitate the style of a Hollywood Fatale woman, but I suspect that it’s only because most of the iconic 1940s films were shot in black and white. I bet that you will get a bit of a shock next time you watch; The Postman Always Rings Twice, Leave Her to Heaven or Double Indemnity were the sirens wore a lot of white!