“Sitting on a curbstone chewing Pepsin gum…. Go on you big fat lobster, said the little bum.”

nya's in 50's kitchen

Pencil dress Red)

well how things have changed in in 70 years from 1940s .During the 40’s women’s roles and expectations in society were changing rapidly. Previously women had very little say in society and were stereotyped to stay home, make babies, be a good home maker and wife. The 1940’s were different, life for women was expanding, the men were at war and some one had to step up and take the men’s place. Not only men were going to war either, the war was so big that in 1942 The Women’s Army Corps (WAC) and Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services (WAVES) were established. After these organizations were accepted congress authorized women to serve in the U.S. Navy. Going back to state side roles women worked factory, labor intensive jobs and become the attention of society in the entertainment industry. 1943 The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was founded. In 1945 Eleanor Roosevelt became a U.S delegate for the newly established United Nations. Through out the 1940’s the amount of women in the workforce increased by 25-35 percent. This was a prosperous time in women’s history.

 

The 1940s saw two distinctive styles in women’s fashion. From the beginning of the decade until the “New Look” in 1947, women’s dresses were knee-length and featured padded shoulders. This added a flair to clothing that was otherwise simple, because of wartime rationing.

Women became creative in mixing separates to make a wardrobe seem more diverse than it was. Homemade accessories and elaborate hairstyles allowed women to show their flair without expense or waste. Hats became very popular.
Even in suits or factory overalls, hair curls and bright red lipstick kept the look feminine. Jackets were shorter, and, the peplum became popular, helping to narrow the hips and showing off a trim waist. The clothes were simple and practical, but women still managed to look attractive even during the lean years of war.

Information taken from Role of women during the 1940’s  this Is the outfit I am looking at today For Fashion’s Story Event that is in full swing at the moment even if its just to see the wonderful creations and all the designers have been hugley creative the outfit I am wearing today Is By Nya’s

 

nya's with cig 50's background 2

pencil dress (Green)

nya's funny bone record

gild’s dress (peonies)

nya's on postage stamps

Gild’s dress (poppies)

nya's shoes

nya's x3 vintage

This penicil dress comes in four colours black blue , red and purple

 

 

Gilda's dress (wild)

Gilda’s dress (wild)

 

Dresses- pencil (Black) By Nya’s available @ fashion’s story

shoes-katherine platform (Black dots) By Suicide Girls

skin – sacha v1 by 7Deadly{S}kins available @Feeb’s Rascals ST Sales Room

hair-sassy ( Black) By Truth

earings- Paris( Gold) By:: Glow Designs
cig-parisian accessory set By The Sea Hole

dress Gilda dress ( spotted B/W) By Nya’s available @ fashions story event 2014 (For The secret dressing room ) sorry The lm is top secret You have to hunt for the lm :)) have funxxx

 

Gilda dress (spotted Black/white) gift for the secret dressing room:)

Gilda dress (spotted Black/white) gift for the secret dressing room:)

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3 thoughts on ““Sitting on a curbstone chewing Pepsin gum…. Go on you big fat lobster, said the little bum.”

  1. laughs ooh no my dad had a bit of a thing for land girls laughs maybe we related hahahahahaha!!!!! but seriously I llove all this stuff aabout our country and our families its facinating my dad died a few years ago and he never spoke about war stuff when he was aloive and going thro his diaries was fascinating stuff

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