1940s clothing and trends in America from 1940 to 1947 were influenced by the pressures of World War II. Victory suits, padded blazers and pants were worn by women. Wool, nylon and silk was outlawed, so rayon and gabardine became popular materials.’40s American fashion was about masculine styling of severe suiting, sharp and somber-colored dresses and the era’s “make do and mend” motif.
The absence of designers and wartime restrictions forced women to creatively adapt and improvise when it came to choosing their wardrobe in the 1940s. Despite restrictions, awesome trends still emerged from the decade and inspired quintessential pieces in the modern woman’s closet today. Keep reading to see how 5 modern ladies incorporated ’40s fashion into their everyday looks, and how these ‘40s trends were born!
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