https://youtu.be/zlJFOZMEIGI In the 1950s many teenage girls wore circle skirts with fitted blouses, wide belts, bobby socks and flat shoes emphasizing the hourglass shape... ETSY Casual girl's wear 1950s Pinterest Some teen boys were inspired by...
https://youtu.be/RVpcykngYqs http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1953.html In 1953 women's hemlines, waistlines and hairlines grew shorter. ... The semi-fitted suit with a narrow jacket very slightly indented at the waist and the form-fitting sheath dress were...
Bikini Bathing Suit
In the 1930s, European women wore two-piece bathing suits consisting of a halter top and shorts with some midriff visible -- the navel was always hidden. On Jul 5,1946 the bikini bathing suit, created by former civil engineer Louis Reard, made its debut...
Nylons & WWII
In the 1930s, silk was the preferred material for women's stockings. But they were expensive and not very durable. When DuPont began manufacturing nylon in 1939, most American women switched from silk to nylon stockings. High demand brought shortages in 1942 after the...
Zoot Suit Riots
Zoot suit attire consisted of baggy legged, narrow- cuffed, waist-high pants, a short tie over a buttoned shirt, suspenders, a long coat with wide lapels and padded shoulders, wide-legged, pegged trousers, flashy shoes and either a fedora or a tando hat with a feather...
Veronica Lake’s Safe Hair Style – 1942
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgpvKXLTwr8 Movie star Veronica Lake was known for her sexy peek-a-boo hair style. Here she shows how to be safe in wartime.
American High School Girls
WavingGirls1940; Wikimedia Commons. In contrast to their Japanese counterparts, these American school girls on the way to a WPA camp in Louisiana wore no uniforms.
Japanese Schoolgirl Uniform
Japanese school uniform - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fashioned after Western style naval uniforms in the late19th century, many such uniforms are still worn in Japan today.
In 1940, women’s fashion attempted to emphasize an hour glass figure, broad shoulders, tiny waists and full hips. Dresses featured wide padded shoulders, nipped in high waist tops, and A-line skirts down to the knee.
In the 1930s women's busts and waistline curves were accentuated and hair became softer and longer than in the '20s. Men’s shoulders were padded to create the image of a large torso.
Here is the stereotypical American view of Japanese women in the 1930s Female participation in Japanese society has varied over time and social classes. In the 8th century, there were women emperors. In the 12th century women could inherit and manage property alone....
Western Fashion in Japan
Via Gatochy: Japanese magazine cover, 1930s | Flickr Although in increasing conflict with the West, many Japanese continued to adopt its culture and fashion throughout the early 20th Century. After Pearl Harbor, however, strong social pressure suppressed such...
Westerner’s view of Japan
The Ginger Tree, written from the point of view of a young Scottish woman, provides intriguing insights into Japanese culture.
Far East Roaring 20s
This fascinating video appears to have images from China and Japan.