1940s were a decade sadness, duty, and pride. With WW2 clothing rationing, fashion on a budget became the necessary. Women’s 1940s fashion experienced big changes but also created some of the most flattering designs of the 20th century. The simple tea dress or shirtwaist dress established itself as the everyday look for women in the 40s. Paired with a hat, gloves, and peep toe shoes the day dress took her on a mission to support the war effort while looking her best. Learn ‘40s fashion history for women.
Today 1940s fashion has revived in the form of sexy pinup dresses, flattering swing dresses, high waisted pants and wedge shoes for the ladies. Thanks to Marvel’s Agent Carter TV show and the Home Fires series women are wanting to wear these classic fashions today.
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