Conflicting Portrayals of WW2 Women in the 1940s

Plucky WAAF to the unfaithful harlot – It was a very different time to be a woman. On both sides of the Atlantic, conflicting messages about femininity and female sexuality were doled out by the official War Offices and subsequently spread by the media and the movie world. From the patriotic hard working WAAF, Land Girl and Rosie the Riveter…

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WAVES Summer Uniform

WAVES & SPARS – 1940s Uniform Fashion

Glamour Girls of the US Navy – WAVES Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, otherwise known as WAVES brought thousands of young women in to the Women’s Reserve of the U.S Navy. They were assigned full military status, including ranks, and notably were the first to enlist African American women, albeit in the latter years of the war. WAVES earned…

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1940s British Women at War – The Home Front

Rarely Seen Photos from the early 1940s – To mark the release of our 1940s Wartime Women’s guides pack, here are some amazing images of women serving on the home front in Britain during the Blitz era. Thanks to the marvelous collection of the Imperial War Museum in particular, who curate a rare series of color transparency slides, some of…

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Heroic Hardass Women of WW11

Celebrating 1940s Wartime Women – To mark the release of our 1940s Wartime Women Guides Pack, we’ll be featuring some posts to celebrate the heroism and endurance of women who served in the Allied forces during World War Two. That’s all ! ©Glamourdaze 2018 Download our 1940s Wartime Women Guides Pack now.

1940s Wartime Womens Guide Pack

1940s Wartime Womens Guide Pack

Rare restored handbooks from the 1940s – Glamourdaze are delighted to unveil our 1940s Wartime Women Guides Pack. What was it like to be a woman serving in the Allied forces, and on the home-front during World War Two? Well, now you can find out in a real nostalgic trip back to the halcyon days of the 1940s. Download these…

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1940s Hairstyles – How to put on a Wig in 1940

Vogue Magazine – hair’s little troubleshooter – Wigs are the intelligent answer to a number of hair problems. Wigs are beautiful. A wig can look as natural as your hair. Vogue believes that more and more wigs will be worn, and more and more frankly. Today, wearing a wig no more admits a secret and shameful defect than wearing face-powder…

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Neiman Marcus Department Store in 1945

The Most Glamorous Department Store in America – Daphne : Where did Mrs. Crane go, anyway? Niles : She’s making her annual pilgrimage to the holy land. Martin : I thought Maris was going to Dallas to visit her sister. Niles : That is her holy land. It’s the site of the first Neiman Marcus. Frasier TV Series Episode:Travels with…

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1940s Winter Fashion – Barbara Stanwyck

Winter Hollywood Style by Edith Head 1942 – Well hello to Barbara Stanwyck, who has more than a nodding acquaintance with skis in Columbia’s “You belong to me.” She makes a pretty cover in this bright number for the slopes. Next she does a bit of interior decoration here in a gray gabardine ski suit with zipper-closed pockets, a reversible…

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1940s Fashion – A Day in the Life of a Model

A day with a 1940s fashion mannequin – And now let’s drop in to the house of England’s number one glamour girl Joan Richards. A girl who turns her charm and ability into a busin[mailerlite_form form_id=1]ess asset. Joan has a long and busy day ahead, splitting her modelling duty between giving shows for the troops. The telephone rings during breakfast; her…

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1940s Fashion – Cigarettes and the Slim Silhouette

When tobacco tied in with 1940s fashion allure – Whilst the War Production Board had begun pushing sensible restrictions in women’s clothing through its L-38 Apparel order, silhouettes had tended toward the slim side in tobacco advertising since the mid 1930s, particularly in Marlboro cigarettes, a brand, though chiefly remembered for its cowboy image of the 1960s, was originally marketed as…

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