1940s Fashion Initiate the Earliest Contemporary Fashion

Back to the early human development in fashion, formal concept was still dominating idea in making wardrobe. Since the year of 1940s is the early of development in fashion, custom still contribute a lot determining whether a wardrobe is appropriate or remain in over casual which leads to inappropriate look. The 1940s fashion model was dominated those produced by American, Italian, and French. American and Italian has close relation due to lots of Italian people migrated to the land of USA. The culture of very formal dress in 1940s clothing style was reflecting that wardrobe told someone’s identity.

 

1940s Fashion

There are basic characteristics shown by the 40s fashion style clothing, some of them are still used today, and the rest were obsolete by the time goes by. First, 1940s clothes mostly uses plain color with less dyed. Such colors as brown, grey, and black became prevalence. Suits such as slim fitting pants, blouses, and jackets are the most common outfit dressed during outside activity.

Another typical style of this vintage style dresses uses fewer buttons for tightening cloths. Pleats and zippers are used instead of employ too many button. Since the age of 1940 custom was still strongly hold, then public attitude was measured by usage of formal skirt with pleats. Women usually use long skirt in formal occasion and knee-length skirt for informal hanging around.

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By the time of 1940s, almost all elements in civilization agreed with the rule of dressing. None taught differently by show some rebel act dressing in weird and anti-mainstream, out of the 40s fashion rule. However, few adjustments were conducted. Indeed, skirt has waving texture which obstruct women to work better particularly in manufacture industries. Therefore, pants were introduced to induce safety aspect during work. Instead of wearing skirt, long trouser was saver, and it’s not kind of rebel of fashion in the 1940s.

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