Shoes and Purse 1944
The heels of the forties became rather thick and sturdy with laces, buttons or buckles and were generally closed, spectator shoes were popular (two toned shoes).
Snoods were also popular, a sack that was worn pinned on the lower part of the head over and around the hair but not over the head usually crocheted, knitted or netted also sometimes attached to hats.
For jewellery women wore bakelite accessories (plastic which could be carved into different shapes and colours were able to be mixed, very inexpensive), some which were home made.
Artificial flowers, veils and feathers adorned most hats but during this period many women chose not to wear hats on a regular basis but when they did the pancake or cartwheel (hat with very wide stiff brim and a low crown often made from straw). In this decade hats started to become unusual. Also fashionable were scarves and bandanas.
Linda Darnell wearing a scarf
Jennifer Jones wearing patriotic colours
Jennifer Jones Wearing a Pancake Hat
Cartwheel Hat with Veil
Hat with Ribbons and Veil
Hat with Veil and Artificial Flowers
Linda Darnell wearing Artificial Flowers