Silent Generation (According to Buzzfeed, born 1928 – 1945)
This generation grew up with the radio telling them about the Korean War, or their T.V telling the about the space race. Technology changed a lot during the time this generation grew up.
In the 1930’s, women were no longer rocking flapper dresses, or bobs, but dresses with patterns such as a floral one. Fur was popular, but due to the Great Depression, many women made their own clothes.
The picture above is an advertisement for women (1935). Courtesy of http://www.retrowaste.com/1930s/fashion-in-the-1930s/
For men, there is no surprise to find that suits were still all the rage, but tweed was a material more men seemed to own. Men wore clothing that was supposed to give you the shape of Superman. On suits, you’ll notice a V-shape to give a man that Clark Kent look.
The photo above is showing the different suit styles. Courtesy of http://vintagedancer.com/1940s/
The 1940’s were a time for a gal to wear a pretty dress with matching gloves. Wearing a dress that shows off their waist was a common thing back then. In 1945, women began wearing “separates”, as in shirts to be paired with skirts, and to have more control over an outfit.
A casual look for women of the 1940’s. Courtesy of https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwikmeWmi7nUAhWs5YMKHbcMAFQQjB0IBg&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fexplore%2F1940s-fashion%2F&psig=AFQjCNFyau2k4oua7Skqs5aV9GbhukCIyw&ust=1497383742298895
All of the information in this series is based off of Buzzfeed’s video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfYjGxI6AJ8 ) And any other sources used when making said video.
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