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What is fashion like in World War 2?


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2016-01-25 20:26:27
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When 1942 came along all clothes and furniture had the familiar CC41 mark. It stood for "Civilian Clothing" and the 41 represents the year it first came in to being. This was a ruling by the government to keep the materials for both clothes and furniture to the barest minimum. At the same time keeping a smartness which most could afford as well as quality for the amount of coupons they had.

A double breasted coat would be about 16 coupons and cost 12 guineas. The coupon allowance was 66 to start off with but as time went on so the allowance for coupons went down to 60 in 1942, 40 in 1943 , and 48 in 1944. A man's suit was 26 coupons, one hanky 1 coupon. A ladies woolen dress 14 coupons and a blouse 5 coupons.

Supplementary clothing coupons could be applied for if you were getting married or having a baby or if you had been bombed out. It was a bonus if anyone was lucky enough to get some parachute silk to make a dress or underwear.

Especially notable were patterns, since so many women of the time made their own clothes to save money. My mother had a whole stack of these patterns.


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Probably lots of camoflage so people can honor the brave fighters in World War 2.

Just like today, changing all the time.

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for fashion, to make it look like hey had stockings on.

Bandana's where totally in and thy where really practial to.

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Normally All Boring and Not Very Pretty

The Viet Nam War was similar to World War 2 but did not involve the entire world stage and forces. That is the most recent war that was anything near to being like World War 2.

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It changed it by just like world war ,the money issues people had and how the dresses had got allot MORE expensive because of the war. People wanted money to improve their shops because they might of been destroyed during the war.

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there really wasnt trnch warfare in world war 2

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in world war 2, because of material shortage, girl's skirts were made shorter

There was hardly any public support for world war 2 just like world war 1

This question is confusing. Indicate whether you mean who caused the war or who were people during the World War 2 era that did design work (like engineers, fashion designers, emergency shelter designers, etc.). Rephrase the question and please resubmit it. Thanks for using Answers com and WikiAnswers com.

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