Fact – this was the decade in which nylon stockings was invented.
Shoulder length hair with wavy curls was a big trend, think Lauren Bacall, Ginger Rogers, Katherine Hepburn, and Veronica Lake. The styles of the sexy big screen sirens had a huge impact on women. Dresses and skirts were mostly knee length and for tops, shoulder pads were unfortunately in style. I remember when I was younger, my grandmother would try to give me old clothes of hers and I swear the majority of them came from the 1940s when she was in her mid-twenties. Now, I wish I had saved some of them because I am sure there was bound to be something vintage that would be appropriate for the present decade. I was a child, I was a fool to popular culture, and there was no way in hell I was going to wear something 40 years older than me.