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WWII Styles

War-time rationing had an effect on fashions of the 1940's. Materials were being used for the war effort, so purchases of clothing, shoes and stockings was limited. The motto of the day was "make do or do without".

After the war, Christian Dior's "New Look" was introduced, much to the chagrin of the US and UK governments who frowned on the "excessive" use of fabric. The New Look outfits consisted of a fitted jacket, tiny waist and full, longer skirt - some of these outfits used as much as a shocking 80 yards of fabric!

More post-war looks can be found on the 1950's page.

Fedora Adult Hat

Fedora Adult Hat

$30.34  $15.17

This item includes a brown fedora. One-size fit... [Read more]

Brand: Forum Novelties

Fedora Hat

Fedora Hat

$15.75  $11.37

Fedora Hat for any occasion [Read more]

Brand: Aeromax

Pin Up Babe Wig

Pin Up Babe Wig

$25.50  $17.67

Stylish, shoulder length, loose curl black wig ... [Read more]

Brand: Fun World

Indiana jones hat Adult

Indiana jones hat Adult

$38.00  $23.56

The Indiana Jones Adult Hat is a brown colored,... [Read more]

Brand: Rubies

Indiana Jones Deluxe Adult Standard Costume

Indiana Jones Deluxe Adult Standard Costume

$54.95  $39.99

Get ready for wild adventure and excitement as ... [Read more]

Brand: Rubies

WWII German Lutwaffe Hat for Theatrical Use

WWII German Lutwaffe Hat for Theatrical Use

$129.00  $63.44

This black finely detailed hat designed for S.S... [Read more]

Brand: Dorfman Pacific