What they Wore – 1940s Lingerie and Shapewear

When you think of the lingerie of the 1940s, it’s natural to think of the glamorous, satin clad pin-up girls whose pictures filled the walls of soldiers posted overseas. Beautiful, peppy women posed provocatively in corsets, nightgowns and swimsuits with a look that is still popular today. In reality, things were a little different especially in places where war rationing was affecting goods and services. Women weren’t lounging about in restrictive luxurious garments. Not only were they enjoying a new freedom of working and being active outside, but the rationing meant that a new freedom was found with their undergarments …

What they wore: 1940s Wedding Dresses

Even though the world was in turmoil in the 1940s, people still fell in love and got married. In fact, as with any time of uncertainty, people were more likely to throw caution to the wind and get hitched as the post-war baby boom shows. 1940s weddings were less formal than previous and following decades however, with most held during the 10am and 1pm brunch time with a light meal and cake served to guests after the church ceremony. As with most events, 1940s wedding clothing varied from business dress to very formal attire. 1940s wedding and bridesmaid dresses Often …