Fashion history of the 1940s and 1950s
From Christian Dior's "New Look" to beret hats, these are the links to follow for the '40s, from The Costume Gallery.
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Men's fashion of the '40s
Full-cut suits, casual shirts (like Hawaiian) and single-breasted jackets with three buttons were a few of the style innovations of this era.
Women's fashion of the '40s
Long-wearing styles, shorter skirts and jackets and Dior's "New Look" in '47 were products of the War era.