Some of the fashions seen in the 1940s. As the war descended on Europe, men’s fashion became greatly dictated by economics. Practical, sturdy clothing became a necessity, and no one wanted to be deemed unpatriotic because of a flashy outfit. Certain fabrics were restricted to uniforms only, and men’s suits lost their vests, picket flaps and trouser cuffs. Civilian men generally wore plain, functional...
The 1940's brought a big change in fashion. Because of WWII, Fabric was rationed. Women's clothing mimicked men's clothing. They were similar to suits with knee length skirts, neutral colors, square shoulders and plain shoes. Most men were sent to war but their attire did not change much from the 1930's. However, after the war, women's fashion consisted of full flared skirts, emphasis on the waist, and pretty shoes. Bolder colors were also used.