FC: A Separate Piece Project Fashion of The 1940's
2: During the 1940's the style had changed quite a lot from other war times. The waist line of dresses became thinner and the length became shorter. Shoes were less extravagant and instead were plain, but the people here at home didn't let the war ruin their sense of style or creativity.
4: The reason for the thinner waist and the shorter skirts and dresses was the fact that most of the fabrics were being used to make army uniforms. There were rules that allowed a certain amount of fabric for each thing, portion patrol
6: Stockings were also either impossible to buy or very rare. Women went to beauty salons to have their legs painted a darker shade or they would paint patterns on their legs like the ones on stockings. | Shoes also had rules. Heels could not be more than an inch . And leather also became restricted to only military use. Designers had to experiment with different materials to make shoes like rubber and animal skins. Alligator and snake skins were the most desirable. Wedges were also popular.
7: For men, Oxfords, Brogues or wingtips, and moccasins were the most popular. While men liked more plain and sophisticated shoes, college and high school students preferred to wear saddle shoes. | Only six colors were available for shoes during the 1940's. Also, shoes were decorated at a minimum because the materials to dress the shoes were valuable. Some shoes were so plain that women and girls would decorate them with pipe cleaners and other materials that could be found around the house.
8: Rolled hair was the way that all the girls were wearing their hair in the forties. Some popular hair styles were, Chignon, Omlete fold, and the easiest to do was the ringlet curl. Women and teenage girls took a shocking amount of time to achieve the look they were after. More time to straighten really think and curly hair, which can sometimes take up to two to three hours, for the best results.
9: Up do's were the most popular and long straight hair was almost never seen. Soft curls on women and older girls were considered feminine. To get the curls, women would use curlers. Do-rags were also very popular, among both men and women. Do-rags were worn to keep hair in place and to cover hair that had been treated by chemicals.
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