Six Popular Skirt Types worn by 1940’s Women

Skirt types - 1940's fashion

Skirt types popular in 1940 as identified by Vogue magazine. Peplum skirt, the flounce skirt, the uneven skirt, tiered skirts, sarong skirt and Harem skirt Peplum Skirt This is the new look for afternoon: a straight-and-narrow line, broken by some kind of witchery in the skirt. Here, it’s a diagonal peplum – a reed slim …

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How to be Popular – 1940’s High School Dating Guide

How to be Popular - 1940's High School Dating Guide

How to be Popular and go dating.1947 film shows a very different kind of America, where respect for the other takes precedence over self. How to be popular and go dating – 1940’s style Showing a very different kind of America, where respect for the other person took precedence over caring about one’s self. Being …

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1940s Fashion – Colorful Stockings and New Shoes 1948

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Shoes and Stockings for a new Silhouette in 1948 Shoes and stockings 1948. For the first time in 10 years, skirts are so long and full that women can no longer draw attention to their legs by just having them. A host of new shoes and colorful stockings have met the challenge. All designed to …

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1940s Fashion – Winter Underwear in 1942

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In 1942, the outdoor girl dressed good and warm Winter underwear in 1942. The silhouette for 1940s foundation wear is breathing room for waistlines, beautiful, uplifted bosoms and a return to the straight and narrow for hips. Life Magazine in 1942 reports on ladies underwear for the ‘sports girl’. Photographs by Gjon Mili The female hothouse …

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1940s Military Fashion – The Marine Corps

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The United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve- Glamourdaze continues its examination of uniforms worn by women serving in the American forces – in this case the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve or USMCWR . Similar to the men, but with lighter cloth, the Winter uniform of the MCWR consisted of forest green jacket, six gore skirt …

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1940’s WW2 Nurse Uniform Fashions

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Dress Uniform Identification – It was the era of World War, the fight to defeat fascism across the world. Equality in the forces had a long way to go ( with the notable exception of the Soviet Armies and air forces). Women were not allowed to join direct combat, there were many roles filled by …

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