The 40s Fashion – A Brief Review
Although the second world war took place in the 1940s, there were still minor changes in fashion.
The interest of women in the fashion and clothing industry had been unfortunately rather paralyzed due to fabric rationing and austerity measures because of the war.
The various fashion influences of different decades blended it, because, for example, some of the details of fashion from the 1930s were still popular in the 40’s. At the beginning of the 40s there was only minor changes of fashion from the 30s. In the women’s, still broad shoulders were as in the decade before. The knee were hidden at the skirts but only slightly or little more. In contrast, however, the clothing at the neck was the high-necked. The practical purpose and the recycling of the clothing was at the forefront of fashion.
Petticoat dresses appear first in the fashion world
The sexy Pencil Skirt and wide swinging petticoat was slowly integrated into women’s fashion during the 1940s.
Today we would show you something closer the new phenomena in the fashion of the 40s.
40s – influences of the new fashion phenomena
Far vibrating Butterfly sleeves and wide shoulder pads, which is found in both the men’s and women’s fashion were typical in the fashion of the 40s . Synthetic fibers, such as rayon dresses and underwear spread it for the first time. The synthetically manufactured nylon stockings were also in fashion. Those were reasons rationing available but again until after the war. The zipper was increasingly used on various items of clothing.However, these United States new inventions were not the only influences on fashion in the 1940s. Due to the second world war no longer so simply was for Americans to European fashion. American designer thus improved the size standards and introduced information on the materials and care instructions on clothing labels with. Women especially were encouraged also in the United Kingdom to sew their clothes themselves or to change.
There were even laws which set a maximum draping and the sleeve width information on the usefulness principle in England. Embroidery and fur trim were considered excess ornamentation, and were banned. Because were rationed in wartime, fabrics and garments, this was a necessity. Together, combining often different fabric scraps out to make “new” ‘old’. The fabrics were often coarser. Often discarded men’s fashion which was recycled for this purpose was used for women’s clothing. Only after the war the general situation relaxed gradually. New trends prevailed in the course of the reconstruction of the cities and the explosive economy in their 40s really in the fashion world in the early 50s.
In the still early 40’s Parisians settled Haute Couturiers of films from the American cinema influence. Lucien LeLong and Elisa Schiaparelli confirmed that those movie costumes were incorporated in their fashion. At the beginning of the war, there were still calf-length skirts, later tended the Parisian designers to the slightly shorter version, which with the help of lining skirts full fell and ended approximately below the knee.Against those fashion, and further establishing the attempted typical German fashion according to their own wishes, even the Nazis could do anything. Even wealthy German ladies ordered their clothing at French fashion houses.
Dirndl-Blue Jeans, Skirts, Costumes And Sloppy Joe
From 1945, the Dirndl-rock came prefers the older generation in fashion, which was a traditional piece of clothing that fit perfectly in this time to put a national sense of belonging and national pride. The unification of the Nazi that fashion was resumed regime in the styling.
Female teenagers wore at that time prefers the so-called Sloppy Joe. This was a casual knit sweater, which was very much like combined with skirts or cool blue jeans . That sweater was so popular, the wearing of trousers for women and girls in society was slowly accepted as.Costumes, i.e. combinations of skirt and Blazer came again in fashion at that time. Also tip skirts and wide swinging clutch coats were very popular. Those were classically cut, worn but openly, because they had no closure.
The growing substance need of the 1940s encouraged figure-hugging clothes. Even shoes worked up again. For this reason, some shoes had often very clunky and unfashionable on tender feet. Platform shoes were raised to the trend. Instead of leather Cork and wood was used from now on for the soles, which provided for those chunky look and was cheaper to obtain. The late 1940s fashion journals explained the kind of clothing as a new trend from this necessity.
Only three years after the end of the second world war, women again developed a completely new trendiness. With wide swinging petticoat skirts, they were fashionable in the trend. Unfortunately however, not all could afford this new wide skirts, therefore also narrow-fitting sheath skirts with tight-fitting tops reflected a Lady of the world. The broad shoulders completely from the fashion world disappeared at this time.
Fashion Of The Late 1940s
Starting in 1949, two prestigious fashion lines existed: the wide-swinging petticoat-like skirts and case skirts the figure puzzle. in 1947, the designer Christian Dior showed his collection of “Car Olle” in Paris and attracted wide attention in hereby. Not until 1949 that collection was published in Germany after a fashion show in the fashion magazine “Constanze”, because she previously was frowned upon due to material waste.
Vintage Dresses – Timeless Classics With The Ladies
Also at the present time, after more than 70 years have disappeared some clothing items from the world of fashion, but are to become a fixed part in the wardrobe. The anhaltene desire of women’s vintage dresses is currently unbroken. Also on the catwalks in Paris, New York or Milan blittzen again classic of 40s fashion on.
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