Dressed for war: fashions of the Second World War

Far from being a casualty of the conflict, fashion flourished during the Second World War – as Laura Clouting, curator of a new exhibition on 1940s style, tells Charlotte Hodgman

Women wearing unrationed shoe soles during the war

This article was first published in the March 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine 

Brylcreem Boys and Brown Jobs

Uniforms were public statements of your contribution to the war effort, but it was a case of ‘one size fits all’

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