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February 12, 2017

Fur Clothing: One of the Oldest Fashion Styles – 38 Vintage Photos of '40s Women in Fur Coats

Fur is one of the oldest forms of clothing; thought to have been widely used as hominids first expanded outside Africa. Some view fur as luxurious and warm; however others reject it due to moral beliefs. The term 'a fur' is often used to refer to a coat, wrap, or shawl made from the fur of animals. Controversy exists regarding the wearing of fur coats, due to animal cruelty concerns.

Fur clothing is still in common use today, and has always been an integral part of the fashion shows. Here is a vintage photo collection of women in fur coats in the 1940s.

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