Any pre-war time was a fascinating period that modeled the world as we know it but also fashion trends. It is quite fascinating to study how fashion makes sense from a historical point of view when considered the events that took place in a certain society. In this article we will only discuss the fashion items related to the 1930-1945 period as it was quite an interesting time in terms of fashion.
One of the mostly used feature before the war was the zipper as it was fairly new and was considered to improve not only the way people looked in certain clothing but also factors relating to comfort and functions of clothing. Since there was a high need for more comfortable clothing as men were preparing for war, the industry had a high boost when it came to this aspect. Also, a lot of pockets were used in clothing as they gave people higher accessibility to their items.
The movies of that time also modeled a certain look, especially when it came to women. The look was very rough but also feminine. Women in the movies were wearing a lot of accessories and it is safe to say that the fashion industry regarding accessories got a big boost. One of the most popular accessories from that time was the pair of gloves. They were worn by everybody and it can still be seen in movies how significant they were. Elbow length gloves were very in fashion when it came to an elegant look and during daytime women wore shorter gloves, but everybody had to wear them.
Another important accessory was the hat and there were various hats that have become symbols of that era. Small black hats were popular, which was quite different from the time before, when women wore large hats. But if we look at the events that took place, this can only be described as a need for people to stay comfortable as there was a diminished interest in opulent jewelry since they were living really hard times. Also, let’s not forget about the restriction of materials that started after the war, which also modeled a different type of simpler fashion.