Wednesday, April 15, 2009

no zippers.

1940s swing dress with button placket.

seller: Archivia at Etsy

Living History Farm
The war affected what people wore. Women's stockings were hard to find because silk was used for parachutes. Women working in factories found that wearing slacks and overalls was much more comfortable and practical. When they wore skirts, wrap-around designs were popular because zippers and metal snaps were in short supply. Shoes were rationed, so most people wore long-lasting loafers.