State University College
Dept. Of Human Ecology
Oneonta, NY, 13820
History Of Costume
Dr. Katherine G. Angell
Review Slides for 1940's Era
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Slide No. 74 1940's
WWII 1939-1945, men in military attire. Women in single breasted garments,
wide padded shoulders, large buttons, knee length dresses.
Slide No. 75 1940's
Long hair furs, scarfs on hair, gowns reminiscent of Minoan and Assyrian costume.
Slide No. 76 1940's
"Utility clothes" shirtwaists and styles to comply with war regulations on fabric use.
Slide No. 77 1940's
Women's Chesterfield coat - velvet collar, large buttons of plastic,
Galoshes-boots, clutch purse.
Slide No. 78 & 79 1940's
Elegant satin gowns or married in a suit because he was being shipped overseas.
Slide No. 80 1940's
Big Band Era. Zoot suit look. High waist pants, suspenders, extra large bow tie, watch chain.
Slides No. 81 & 81a 1940's
Bobbie Soxer - stockings in short supply brought in leg make-up and use of socks
by women. Saddle shoes and loafers. Sweaters and pleated skirts.
Slide No. 82 1940's
Post WWII New Era of casual clothes for men. Linen "palm beach" or "ice cream"
suits in white, beige, pastels, knit polo shirts. Women in skirt waist dress.
Slide No. 83 1940's
Sport jacket, windsor tie (standard neck tie).
Slide No. 84 1940's
1947 New look by Christian Dior. Women threw out wardrobes and totally changed style.
Tight waist, big circular skirt, snug bodice.
Slide No. 85 1940's
New Look - full skirt, tight waist, platter hat.
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