Women's Work Wardrobes Through the Decades
Nealeigh Mitchell | Excelle
November 11, 2010
As the country emerged from the depths of war, women longed for the luxury and extravagance they’d once enjoyed. While their “office” typically remained inside the home, working women didn’t skimp on style. Trousers were acceptable, but the proper lady wore dresses or skirts at home and to the office. That’s not to say they were dowdy or frumpy — youthfulness and femininity blossomed. Popular pencil skirts flaunted a woman’s hourglass figure and girdles helped cinch the waist. Short, cropped jackets also helped accentuate a tiny torso. Gloves and hats rounded out a dainty, yet smart and elegant look.