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Fashions of a Decade: The 1940s
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Patricia Baker; Series Editor: Kathy Elgin
  • From the Series: Fashions of a Decade
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  • ISBN-10: 1438118902
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-1890-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 391
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 64

Summary

Fashions of a Decade: The 1940s traces the mobilization of clothing trends as they marched across the war-ravaged world. Women began wearing outfits featuring wide, padded shoulders, a narrow waistline, thin hips, and a skirt that fell just below the knee, much in the image of a soldier’s uniform, while men sported clothing shaped like an inverted triangle from shoulder to waist. Heavy shoes provided a counterbalance for both men and women, and hats remained popular; however, scarves for women began to replace the traditional head-covering. This revised, full-color volume offers a detailed reflection on the role fashion has played throughout this time period, and is a perfect reference for those students or general readers who are interested in how history and culture have affected fashion through the years.

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