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Dorian Leigh in a beautiful 40s satin and faille by evening gown by Charles James, photo by Cecil.

Dorian Leigh in a beautiful satin and faille by evening gown by Charles James, photo by Cecil.

Patricia invited Basil to a picnic.

Tailored pant suits became popular for women the the forties. This was because when they were needed in the workforce, they needed more protection. This was also a cause of Rosie the Riveter and her call to help for the need of woman in the workforce.

Simplicity 1730

Patterns Vintage Sewing Patterns - Simplicity 1730 Vintage Sewing Pattern AMAZING Rockabilly Pin Up Girl Built Up Waist, High Rise .

Jacques Fath casual look with slacks and sash belt, 1948.

1948 Jacques Fath vintage fashion style late to early designer casual day sportswear resort summer pants shirt blouse stripes lace up shoes espadrilles shoulder bag purse satchel yellow black grey white

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1940s Slacks

Not many women were wearing pants in the or My grandma did - although probably not so Katherine Hepburn-like, but a trail blazer, none the less!

thedirtythirties: Leslie Howard and Ingrid Bergman take a stroll, 1938.

Leslie Howard and Ingrid Bergman 1938 They look like they have a sailor style going on. They wore the big pants and stripe shirts. The style of that day differs from the style of today.

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