This past Saturday on December 3, flocks of guests gathered in Broomfield at the Rocky Mountain Municipal Airport for the 1940s WWII Era White Christmas Ball.

The hangers were transformed into a 1940s American Dream. With original planes, automobiles, women donned in fur and pearls — the event felt like stepping back into a time machine. With over 2,000 guests in attendance it is no surprise that this is one of Colorado’s most popular events of the season.

Take a look below at our favorite looks from the ball, along with the unique stories behind them.

All photography by Candace Peterson

Vintage Fur

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Holly dons her Grandmother’s mink fur shawl for the evening with Cody.

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Jessie, Albert and Melissa are #squadgoals — Melissa rocked a vintage fur shawl and brooch with her green dress from Amazon.

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This 40’s babe paired a beautiful winter-white fur with her wedding dress.

 

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This 40’s betty stunned in her green dress and white fur she found on Etsy. She made sure to talk about her purse when she had the microphone during the pin-up contest, noting that it was her grandmother’s.

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Dominique and Roberta from Denver looking chic and warm in their dresses and fur.

WWII Military

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Bill and Marcia from Kremmling, Colorado looked like they stepped directly off of the battlefield in their classic military uniforms.

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By far our favorite duo we talked with all night. Jay and Joy, siblings from Jacksonville, Florida made the trip for the occasion. Wearing photos and uniforms honoring their parents, who met during WWII. "We aren't reenactors , we are honoring the traditions of our parents" Joy said.

By far our favorite duo we talked with all night. Jay and Joy, siblings from Jacksonville, Florida made the trip for the occasion. Wearing photos and uniforms honoring their parents, who met during WWII. “We aren’t reenactors , we are honoring the traditions of our parents,” said Joy.

Pin-Up Inspired

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Stephanie Aplin looking adorable in plaid, she was not the only guest who found luck shopping at Unique Thrift Store.

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Silk and Zoot Suits never looked as good as they did on Kelly and Andrew Baker .

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Patricia and Helen kept things classy for the event. We loved this green pants-suit Patricia also found at Unique.

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Adding to the atmosphere were these adorable cigarette girls.

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Danielle, Linh and Eilene looked like they stepped straight off of a 1940s postcard. Wearing all-vintage everything, the girls dazzled and delighted during the pinup contest.

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Megan dazzled in a maroon velvet dress she found at Goodwill with Robert.

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And finally, no 1940s soiree would be complete without a killer Marilyn Monroe babe.

One Response

  1. Tam Francis

    I love the gal with the skates. She looks like she stepped out of Sun Valley Serenade! So cute! Great photos and what amazing vintage fashion. Inspiring. I may have to add an event like that to my vintage fiction!

    If you love this kind of glamour, dance, big band, and cocktails you’ll love my novels. Look for The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress on Amazon. 🙂

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