1. Bust out the hot rollers. Gordon Anthony / Getty Images Get curls like Vivien Leigh with hot rollers. An easy tutorial like this will make you a pro in no time. 2. Dress for comfort. And movement! Topical Press Agency / Getty Images 3. Steal from the boys. Keystone / Getty Images Katharine Hepburn proved that ladies can sport a suit as well as any man. 4. Rock a bolero jacket. Hulton Archive / Getty Images This waist-skimming jacket ads flair to any dress and is perfect with high-waisted pants. 5. Don't shy away from color. Hulton Archive / Getty Images The '40s was a time of color discovery, and Rita Hayworth shows how to go bold with complimentary hues. 6. Always sport red lips. Hulton Archive / Getty Images #ClassicLanaTurnerMoment. 7. Leopard print? Yes please. Tunbridge / Getty Images 8. And a deep V? Of course. Hulton Archive / Getty Images Here's actress Ann Sheridan looking swell AF. 9. Jaunty headwear? Check! David Parker / Getty Images 10. Ahemmmm..... Keystone / Getty Images 11. Rock some shoulder pads. Hulton Archive / Getty Images A lightly padded jacket will balance feminine hips and show off strong shoulders. 12. Master the hair tuck. Hulton Archive / Getty Images With warm weather coming, you should master the art of pinning and tucking your hair to get it off your neck. If you ain't got time for hair pins, this headband technique is a great alternative. 13. Go for a nautical look, like Juanita Stark in the 1941 movie Life on the Seas. Tom Kelley Archive What a cute scarf! 14. Try an unexpected accessory. Fox Photos / Getty Images Like this woman, who's wearing a regimental badge tied to her ankle with a piece of ribbon. 15. Try a sweet lil' braid like actress Joan Leslie. Hulton Archive / Getty Images 16. Leave a little something to the imagination. Fpg / Getty Images Not to sound like your grandma, but a modest nightie and a sultry gaze can go a long way. (Remember how your grandma would always give you sex tips?) 17. You can never have enough sequins, just ask Betty Grable. Keystone / Getty Images 18. Go for round sunglasses. General Photographic Agency / Getty Images Very retro and very bold. 19. Keep it sporty. Keystone / Getty Images Baseball tees are in again! Pair with some short shorts to complete the look. 20. Rock a beaded choker. Afp / Getty Images If it's good enough for Katharine Hepburn, it's good enough for you. 21. And remember, a little midriff never hurt anyone. Movie Maidens / Via moviemaidens.com Emphasis on "a little."