Lessons We Learned from the Fab '40s Style in 'Manhattan'
Just say yes to pin curls, luxe coats, and bright lips.
The second season of Manhattan kicked off earlier this month along with learning more about the race to create the first nuclear bomb in the most entertaining way possible, we've also fallen in love with '40s fashion. The ensembles featured on the show are enough to make you wish for a time machine. Pin curls! Fab coats! Plaid! It's all wonderful. Luckily, we've learned some great style lessons from the show that also apply to real life.
Here's some style advice we've picked up from Manhattan:
You Can Never Go Wrong with Bright Lips
Abby Isaacs (Rachel Brosnahan) from Manhattan is the master of the perfect berry pout. Whether you need to perk up a drab ensemble, get ready for a hot date, or operate the phone lines, a bright lip is the way to go.
You Don't Have to Match Perfectly to Look Fabulous
A major fashion mistake is thinking everything has to match perfectly. Instead, live a little! As Dr. Helen Prins (Katja Herbers) shows us on the show, sometimes style is about knowing when to make your own rules.
Pin Curls Need to Come Back
How beautiful and delicate is this hairstyle? Forget fierce, we love the softness of these '40s styles.
You Should Have One Timeless Coat
A classic coat is a staple that you'll wear for years and years. They never go out of style. Abby rocks this camel coat on the show and we'd happily wear it today in real life. Plus, you might as well look fantastic when it's freezing outside.
Also, life is much more fun when you have a fancy bathrobe too. Trust us.
Always Play to Your Strengths
We love how Liza Winter (Olivia Williams) dresses for her figure. Her high-waisted ensemble here perfectly accentuates her tiny waist in a way that's flattering and fashionable. Don't be afraid to play with the waistline of your outfits to fit your shape.
See more incredible fashion from 'Manhattan' when it airs Tuesdays at 9pm ET on WGN America.