Friday, October 14, 2011

WWII Fashion Regulations

In 1942, The British Board of Trade issued a Civilian Clothing Order forbidding the use of any extra detailing on garments. No fancy trimmings, no decorative stitching, no pleats, and no more than 3 buttons were allowed on a jacket. I posted a photo of a mid 1940's suit that went by these rules. I don't know about you, but decorative details or not, vintage suits always look glamorous to me! When you add on a gorgeous hat, gloves and purse, how drab can you really be?

1 comment:

vintage_kitten said...

I agree.I like the suit the way it is.I don't like a whle lot of detail to some things.I would rather the detail be with my hair or nails and accesories.