Everyday Fashions of the 1940s

Worth adding to your collection if you’re into World War II-era fashion.

Everyday Fashions of the Forties as Pictured in Sears Catalogs

If you have studied the pages of the volumes of previous decades in this series, you will find that this book is the least varied. That is because the 1940s were pretty fashion-stable. There were changes in the silhouette for both men and women during the period, but nothing like the dramatic shifts of 20s and 30s.

Nonetheless, if you are into World War II-era fashion, this is definitely a visual companion worth adding to your collection.

Like the other Sears catalogue books, Everyday Fashions of the Forties provides a good, year-by-year overview of the clothes of the period. Not just daywear, but undergarments, evening wear, accessories and footwear, for men, women and children.

Is this the tell-all book of 1940s fashion? No. But it does put you well on your way if you want to create an historically accurate dieselpunk outfit.

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