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 considerate was a first step…

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1940s Fashion – Colorful Stockings and New Shoes 1948

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 be eye catchers for those…

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1940s Fashion – Winter Underwear in 1942

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 plant, that frail vessel of…

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1940s Military Fashion – The Marine Corps

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 and long sleeve khaki skirt,…

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1940’s WW2 Nurse Uniform Fashions

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 women. Here we examine the…

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1940s Coat styles from 1943 to 1945

Swedish Fashion Archive of 1940s War Era Women A peek in to 1940s war era winter coat fashions from Sweden. Elegance was the order of the day with all coats either covering or very near the hem of the skirt. While many women now worked in industry vacated by men, when the time came for clocking out of the factory…

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Wartime Shoe Styles from 1940 to 1945

Shop Vintage 1940s Ladies Shoes  – If you’re one of those ladies who is busy rummaging in charity stores for that perfect pair of vintage style shoes, then it’s time to stop. Why not pick up a perfect pair of high quality reproduction 1940s era slingback shoes , pumps or sandals ! But where can I find them you gasp? Well,…

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1940s College Style

Typical Wardrobe choice in 1949 – 1940s fashion Photos by Nina Leen  Not all young college girls are content with thee gold standard college look of bobby socks, skirts and loose sweaters.Many, influenced by older sisters, friends or simply an urge to grow up quickly, aspire to more mature clothes, thereby facing a double wardrobe problem; where to find outfits…

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1940s Fashion – Dipping Hemlines

Longer Skirts on the way 1946 – Usually the sign of a depression? An uneven hemline with a back slip, is clearly a sneaky device to trick women into longer skirts. This device was last used in 1927. Skirts had gone knee high in the flapper era. Soon they began to dip in the back. These high-low skirts were quite…

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College Girl Winter Fashion for 1940

Priscilla Lane models four outfits – So you’re going to college ! ( left) Doesn’t Priscilla Lane look a dream in this casual all-day-round dress suited for campus and class? The long sleeved crepe blouse is a deep Hunters green crepe, while the Tartan skirt is of smooth wool in shades of green, orange, yellow and black. The plaid is…

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