October 14, 2016

Beautiful Women's Summer Undergarments of the 1940s

One of the most popular eras for reproduction and vintage wear, women's fashion in the 1940s combined style and practicality to achieve a lasting elegance. This came as a surprise to those who lived through the era and remembered it for its shortages and difficulties, as well as some drabness.

Wartime fashion presented a challenge, and everyone rose to that challenge as they did the much larger global one - with stellar results. These photos are from a fashion feature on summer underwear from 1949 taken by LIFE photographer Nina Leen, aren’t they beautiful?


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