Other formats

    TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 1 (April 1, 1940)

War And Fashions

War And Fashions.

Very little of the war influence is yet seen in women's clothes, but we are hearing things from overseas.

Epaulettes of gold braid or metal will extend the heavy shoulder line. Buttons, maybe gilt, will march in military line. Hats will copy the more rakish military styles. Gold braid and cord will be used extensively for trimmings. Military red and black feature in the dress parade.

Styles for the danger-zones are hand-bags which are also gas-mask holders; luminous belts, buckles and buttons for black-out nights; wool “all-occasion” suits, advertised as just right for the air-raid shelter.

But men insist that their civilian suits should show no trace of the military influence!