There are some periods of fashion I’m naturally drawn too. I love the regency era and the 1870s. I have a strange soft spot for the 1920s and the mod looks of the 1960s. However, 1940’s fashions just doesn’t do so much for me. Still, one of my goals for my paper dolls in 2015 is to do more historical paper doll sets and to stretch myself into eras that I’m not naturally interested in.
As a result, today’s paper doll is clad in 1940’s fashion finery.
Truly, the 1940s is a fascinating time in fashion history. World War Two interrupts the middle of the decade and the end of the war welcomes in a whole new style of clothes thanks to Dior’s New Look. Prior to 1947, however, there is cloth rationing in many countries, most notable England, and an emphasis on “Make Due and Make Mend”. Magazines would publish articles on how to transform a man’s suit into a woman’s suit or how to turn dishtowels into aprons.
A Quick Poll…
What historical era should B&B visit next?
- Vikings! (AKA 800s) (28%, 18 Votes)
- 1950s (20%, 13 Votes)
- 1860s (17%, 11 Votes)
- Regency (15%, 10 Votes)
- 1300s (8%, 5 Votes)
- 1700s (8%, 5 Votes)
- Other, and I'll tell you in a comment (5%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 65