Thursday, April 28, 2011
War Time Trends
I was exited to find a variety of archaic articles on clothes during the second world war. "Look at what's going around the world and you know what women's clothes are going to be like," stated Elizabeth Hawes. This definitely held its truth during the time (and still does today.) Women in the early 1940s sported military-like trenches and jackets. Shoulder pats seemed to be often used as well. Buttons were a trendy accessory in every women's closet; they used them to decorate clothes, hats, and earrings. I just hope they weren't made out of people... The government also made it o.k. for women to trim their skirts and dresses to just below the knee length. The silhouette was meant to be sliming while still being at ease.
It's astonishing how war time changes the clothes of its time. Military-like uniforms appeared in the Red Cross and even in Hollywood as a contemporary style. Women embraced the time through their clothes. After all, it is what surrounds us that inspires us.
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