Download e-book for kindle: Fabulous Fashions of the 1940s by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

By Felicia Lowenstein Niven

In the Nineteen Forties, global conflict II affected as regards to each element of lifestyles, together with the style. whereas the boys have been off scuffling with, ladies needed to take over their manufacturing unit jobs. Liberty cuts and victory rolls stored hair from being stuck in machines. so much assets went to the struggle attempt, so either men and women wore uncomplicated and sensible garments. however the finish of the battle in 1945 introduced colour and enjoyable again into way of life! examine the models, fads, popular culture icons, and global occasions of the Nineteen Forties.

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Chances are you have a pile of Tupperware sitting in your kitchen cupboard! Y Is for Yo-Yo Do you own a yo-yo? This children’s toy was invented in ancient China. Even the ancient Greeks and Romans played with it. But the modern version really came out in the mid-1930s. By the forties, the yo-yo was a household name. The yo-yo was first produced and sold in the United States by Pedro Flores. His factories reportedly made 300,000 of them a day. The company was taken over by Donald Duncan. He took the yo-yo on the road with trick demonstrations and contests.

It was made of cotton. This style soon replaced the sleeveless undershirt that had been popular. Because of its association with war, the T-shirt was seen as manly. After the war, the T-shirt would become part of everyday fashion for men, too—and decades later for women. The Mysterious Wide-Brimmed Fedora Men in the 1940s looked a little mysterious. That was because of a popular hat known as the fedora. This felt hat was pinched in the front but had a wide brim. It was the kind of hat that gangsters and detectives wore in movies.

The Allies were the nations fighting against Germany, Italy, and Japan, who were known as the Axis. The United States, England, France, and the Soviet Union were the four big Allied powers, but many other countries sent their soldiers to fight alongside them. Movie actors and actresses were not just on the screen. A significant number of actors served in the military. Many of them were in combat. Others went overseas to entertain the soldiers. Even if they weren’t there, their pictures were. Soldiers often pinned actresses’ pictures up on the wall.

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