After the Great Depression there was worse to come. It was not long since the first world war of 1914-18 which was known as ‘The Great War’ and believed to be the war to end all wars.
Suddenly a new menace reared up and the world was plunged into darkness. No-one felt frivolous and the clothing reflected that. Men were in uniform once again and the women who stayed at home rolled up their sleeves. Many women wore suits or simple straight cut dresses. The shoulder pad gave women a sense of confidence to carry on while their men were away.
Stockings were hard to get. Socks and wedge sandals were a common look as was the scarf wrapped around the head and tied up at the front.